Panthers vs. Buccaneers: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, announcers and more

Streeter Lecka

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers get their first prime time game tonight as they take on the Carolina Panthers on national television. The Bucs are still looking for their first win, while the Carolina Panthers are trying to stay alive in the NFC wild card race.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been facing must-win situations for weeks on end by now and yet they continue to lose each time. Can they grab their first win against the inconsistent Carolina Panthers? More importantly: can they do it without Doug Martin and Carl Nicks and with Dashon Goldson and Mike WIlliams possibly out as well?

The Carolina Panthers won't make it easy on the Bucs, but stranger things than underdog wins have happened on short weeks. The Panthers' offense has been weirdly inconsistent with 30-point wins alternated by six-point losses. Consistency isn't to be found in Carolina, but a matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't hurt them.

Game time: 8:25 PM ET

Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

TV Channel: NFL Network, WMOR channel 32

Announcers: Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan

Odds: Panthers by 7

Online streaming: NFL Rewind | NFL Mobile app for Verizon subscribers (subscription required) | NFL Game Pass outside the US

Buccaneers injury report:

Out: RB Doug Martin, G Carl Nicks, RB Jeff Demps

Questionable: S Dashon Goldson, WR Chris Owusu, WR Mike Williams

Probable: CB Mike Adams, S Mark Barron, DE Da'Quan Bowers, TE Tom Crabtree, G Davin Joseph, DT Akeem Spence, S Keith Tandy

Panthers injury report:

Questionable: DT Dwan Edwards

Probable: LB Chase Blackburn, S Colin Jones, WR Brandon LaFell, S Robert Lester, CB D.J. Moore, TE Greg Olsen, CB Josh Thomas

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