The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers might have to cancel Monday night’s game, if they’re unlucky. Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the North Carolina coast, and that may affect the game. The NFL is ‘monitoring’ the situation, and should have an update on Friday.
NFL monitoring Hurricane Matthew. Update on MNF game in Charlotte probably Fri. Unlikely to flip dates with @Panthers.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) October 5, 2016
The Bucs have already been affected by weather twice in the last two weeks. Both of their home games suffered delays of over an hour because of lightning in the area, but that isn’t exactly comparable to a hurricane hitting the stadium.
The situation is still in flux, though, and it’s not at all clear whether Hurricane Matthew will even hit Charlotte, or be sufficiently strong to disrupt the game. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.