During Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season, the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced off in an NFC South rivalry. The outcome of the game ended up being a 31-17 win for the Bucs.
The momentum clearly belong to the Buccaneers early on in this matchup. With the Panthers failing to score in the entire opening half, they found themselves trailing 21-0 as Tampa Bay did not reciprocate such struggles. This proved to be too challenging for Carolina to overcome.
The touchdown the Panthers scored in the third quarter was their first time getting on the scoreboard. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers were held scoreless within this frame. However, both teams scoring 10 points in the final period ended up making a comeback for Carolina impossible.
Now, the Panthers have an 0-2 record entering their Week 3 matchup with a tough Chargers team that took the Chiefs to the brink. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers will look to gain a winning record after they finish their upcoming game against a banged up Broncos squad.
With that being said, let’s take a look at four major takeaways from the Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup in Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season.