With a three-game losing streak, the Bucs are trying to finish the season on a strong note. A victory puts a nice bow on a promising rebuilding season. But a loss would be quite the downer and leave plenty of questions heading into next season. Problem for the Bucs is this game still means something to Carolina. Panthers, 27-13.
Tom Jones Times Sports Columnist
The Panthers need this game to lock up the top seed, so they will play their starters to win. That's not good news for the Bucs. After losing last week to the Falcons, the Panthers bounce back. Cam Newton has a big day. Panthers, 33-20.
Pete Prisco CBS Sports
The Bucs have lost three in a row, and they may as well make it four in order to enhance their draft position. The Panthers are trying to get their swagger back before the postseason and to ensure that they get the top seed in the NFC. Panthers, 31-21.
Mike Florio Profootballtalk.com.
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