Cam Newton leads the Panthers against the Buccaneers. Here is my Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick for Week 8.
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick – Week 8
Carolina Panthers - 3-3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 0-6
The Carolina Panthers are on a two game winning streak and they have a chance to break over .500 for the first time in a long while if they can beat the Buccaneers. QB Cam Newton has played well, and the Panthers defense is showing sing of becoming what some thought could be the best defense in the NFC South.
The Buccaneers on the other hand have been a team in disarray, and head coach Greg Schiano is struggling trying to maintain control of the team. His replacement for cast off QB Josh Freeman is rookie Mike Glennon. Glennon hasn’t been terrible, but hasn’t been a significant upgrade from Freeman either.
If the Buccaneers are to win this game, which would be their first of the season, Glennon will need to play well, to counter the impact of Newton on the other side. But I don’t see the Bucs winning this one. Newton won’t have to be superman here, all he’ll need to do is move the chains and limit his turnovers, and the Panthers will win this.
Score prediction: 24-17 Panthers
Points spread: Panthers - 6
Over/under: 39.5 – Over
- Plank Predictions: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lose to Carolina Panthers, Greg Schiano Fired on Friday (thepewterplank.com)
- NFL Thursday Night: Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (atlcashpicks.wordpress.com)
- ‘Fire Schiano’ billboard appears in Tampa (espn.go.com)
- Today’s NFL game: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (goerie.com)