Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers are coming off tough losses last week. While it was only one game, things could quickly turn south in the NFL. These division games are always tough to win.
The Raiders were able to walk all over the Panthers’ defense last week. However, the Buccaneers’ offense was full of mistakes and turnovers. Both teams will look to improve on last week’s struggles, but only one will come away successful.
The Buccaneers came in with a ton of hype this year. However, their offense had some issues against a tough Saints defense last week. The Buccaneers’ offense is full of new pieces, it may take some time for them to gel. Tampa Bay fans should not be in panic mode. This week could be a big bounce-back week for Tampa Bay.
While the Panthers offense had some spark on offense, their defense could not contain the Raiders. Carolina has a lot of very dynamic offensive weapons. If the Panthers want to come out with another victory, they may have to rely on their offense again this week.
The Buccaneers and Panthers are both playing for position in the eventual playoff position. This game could end up being a deciding factor in who makes the playoffs or not. Tampa is coming in with a lot of hype. However, Carolina will be playing the underdog in the division race.
With that being said, let’s take a look at five bold predictions for the Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup in Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season.