We have a revenge game for the Elldee Sports Game of the Week. Back in Week 2, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into Charlotte and outmuscled the Carolina Panthers. That was a different Panther team and Carolina wants to prove it to the nation.
Tampa Bay is off to a 2-3 start, alternating wins and losses, so far this season. If the trend holds true, this week is a “win-week” for the Buccaneers. It also bodes well for the Bucs that one of their two wins came against these very same Panthers just 3 weeks ago. Now, Tampa are underdogs in their own house and are feeling disrespected! This is not all that surprising though as they have yet to win a home game this season. Jameis Winston has not looked horrible this year when he has time to thrown. The common factor in the losses this season are the number of sacks taken and turnovers committed. In the three losses, Winston has been sacked 13 times and thrown 4 picks. Look for Carolina to try and get pressure early and often.
Stated above is the fact that Carolina has not looked like the same team since Week 2 ended. All-Pro Quarterback Cam Newton revealed his preseason foot injury was worse than known and it affected his ability to transfer weight while passing causing too many overthrows and ultimately an inconsistent offense. Since lesser known Kyle Allen has taken the reins of the offense, the Panthers are 3-0. With the passing game becoming a threat again, Christian McCaffrey has finally had room to maneuver. Carolina is hoping to continue the win streak.
The Elldee Sports team believes that the Panthers will indeed win this matchup. They have revenge on their minds for a close Week 2 loss and how else to repay the Buccaneers than to return the favor and defeat them on THEIR home turf. The play this week is to take the Panthers to win on the road. Until next time, good luck.
Carolina 21 – Tampa Bay 15
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