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Daily Bucs Links: Previewing the Panthers

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Scouting Report: Carolina Panthers
Tampa Bay's secondary will know to give extra attention to Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen on Sunday, while the Buccaneer offense will have to contend with a Luke Kuechly-led defense that's on a roll

Enemy Lines: Panthers TE Greg Olsen
A lopsided win in New Orleans has Carolina right back in the division playoff race...TE Greg Olsen says the Panthers are confident despite their 4-8-1 record but expecting a strong challenge from the Bucs

Bucs know what to expect from Derek Anderson - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
The Buccaneers have respect for QB Derek Anderson, who led the Panthers to a win over Tampa Bay in the season operner.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers preview - ESPN
A late-season game between teams with a combined six wins typically wouldn't warrant much attention, but Sunday's game between isn't typical.

SR's Fab 5: Draft A QB Or Trade No. 1 Pick? Pocket Passers Still Rule NFL | Pewter Report
Should the Bucs draft QBs Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston or trade the No. 1 pick to Philly? Is the NFL driven by pocket passers? Find out in SR's Fab 5.

Patrick Murray cashes in on Bucs opportunity | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Three months ago, it seemed a gamble, Bucs coach Lovie Smith going with an unproven youngster in Patrick Murray, who beat out veteran Connor Barth in the preseason to handle the place kicking.

Lavonte David gets clearance to play against Panthers | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — LB Lavonte David has been medically cleared and is "good to go" Sunday after completing the league's concussion protocol, coach Lovie Smith said Thursday.

Scouting Report, Week 15: The Carolina Panthers, Ra's al Ghul and the art of deception | Tampa Bay Times
It wasn't quite the same as Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski or Drew Brees to Jimmy Graham, but Derek Anderson to Greg Olsen was something we saw a lot of during Week 1. And when the Buccaneers visit the Carolina Panthers this Sunday, we'll see even more.

Breaking Madden: The quest for a 4-12 playoff team -
The NFC South is horrible. It could be worse, and it will be worse. Let's blow it to Hell.

NFP Prospect Focus: Marcus Mariota | National Football Post
Does Oregon's star have what it takes to make it in the NFL?