4 major X-Factors to watch in the Panthers vs. Buccaneers matchup in Week 2

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This is yet another matchup between two 0-1 teams in Week 2. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers will both look to pick up their first victory. This is a one-sided matchup on paper but we have seen crazier things on an NFL field.

The Tom Brady era in Tampa Bay did not begin as they wanted. The team traveled to New Orleans and were run over by the Saints on both sides of the ball. Brady threw two interceptions in this game, with one being returned for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins. The Buccaneers have high expectations and this game could turn things around.

The Panthers played one of the better games in Week 1 with the Las Vegas Raiders. They took a 30-27 lead late but the Raiders were able to score at the end of the game to seal the victory. Christian McCaffrey scored twice and Robby Anderson had a strong debut in Carolina.

Heading into Week 2, the Buccaneers will be a big favorite in this game at home. The Panthers could have a tough afternoon attempting to stop the Bucs’ offense.

With that being said, let’s take a look at four X-Factors to watch in the Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup in Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season.