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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers: What they're saying

Bucs vs. Panthers

1 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

Radio: 620-AM, 103.5-FM

Line/over-under: Bucs by 2 1/2; 47

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17
Lions

Lions 27, Bucs 20

(0-1)

at Vikings

Bucs 24, Vikings 20

(1-1)

Falcons

Bucs 16, Falcons 13

(2-1)

Colts

Bucs 24, Colts 17

(3-1)

at 49ers

49ers 48, Bucs 3

(3-2)

Saints

Bucs 26, Saints 20

(4-2)

Bears

Bears 24, Bucs 18

(4-3)

at Saints

Saints 27, Bucs 16

(4-4)

Texans

Texans 37, Bucs 9

(4-5)

at Packers

Packers 35, Bucs 26

(4-6)

at Titans

Titans 23, Bucs 17

(4-7)

Panthers

1 p.m. today

at Jaguars

1 p.m. Dec. 11, Ch. 13

Cowboys

8:20 p.m. Dec. 17, NFL, Ch. 38

at Panthers

1 p.m. Dec. 24, Ch. 13

at Falcons

1 p.m. Jan. 1, Ch. 13



Josh Freeman's fumbled snap: 35 percent



Tommie Campbell's kickoff return TD: 24 percent

The poll

Which play hurt most in the loss to the Titans?

Damian Williams' winning TD catch: 16 percent

Colin McCarthy's late interception: 13 percent

Other: 12 percent

Total: 438 votes

By the numbers

1,060 Receiving yards for Carolina's Steve Smith, second only to the Patriots' Wes Welker

6 100-yard receiving games for Smith against the Bucs

3,093 Passing yards for Carolina's Cam Newton, fourth most among rookies behind Peyton Manning (3,739), Sam Bradford (3,512) and Matt Ryan (3,440)

6 Fourth-quarter interceptions thrown by the Bucs' Josh Freeman this season, twice as many as in 2010

5-11 Bucs' record against the Panthers over the past 16 games, although the Bucs won both games last season

What they're saying

"The one thing I see about (Ronde) Barber is he might be old, but my man is playing with the best of them and he's smart. He's going to outsmart you. He watches film. It's evident watching him play.''

Cam Newton Panthers quarterback in the Charlotte Observer on the Bucs' veteran cornerback

The Bucs struggled once again with turnovers (last week), but fumbles are more likely when you have a running back that fights for extra yardage after every hit. LeGarrette Blount is getting back to his 2010 form. But it is too little, too late for this season.

Brian Billick Fox Sports

The Buccaneers will be wearing their throwback uniforms against Carolina. Yeah, the orange and white uniforms are back. Might not be a bad thing because at least in the days of Lee Roy Selmon and John McKay, the Bucs actually were capable of playing very good defense.

Pat Yasinskas ESPN.com

The picks

Who'd have thought Carolina would be a game behind Tampa Bay in December, and Cam Newton would have more yards and a better rating and touchdown-to-interception ratio than Josh Freeman? Certainly not me. The game's at the Pirate Ship, or else I'd be picking the Panthers. Bucs, 19-17.

Peter King Sports Illustrated

The Buccaneers have been one of the league's disappointments and now come home after losing five consecutive games. They just aren't playing well, especially on offense. But the Panthers are playing back-to-back road games, and they don't stop anybody on defense. This is where Tampa Bay breaks the streak. Bucs, 27-20.

Pete Prisco CBSSports.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers: What they're saying 12/03/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 3, 2011 6:38pm]
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