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How to watch Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston and Cam Newton face off today.

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Carolina Panthers today in what will be Tampa Bay’s first division game of the 2017 season. The 2-4 Bucs desperately need to win this game to maintain a tiny sliver of playoff hopes, while the 4-3 Panthers are trying to win the division.

While both teams appear to be on different trajectories, this should be a competitive game. The Bucs are one-point favorites according to the bookies, while the Panthers have struggled to put together an offense and have lost their last two games. If the Bucs defense can find a spark, they may actually stifle Cam Newton and company.

For that to happen, though, they need a healthier secondary than they’ll get. The Bucs’ top two cornerbacks, Brent Grimes and Robert McClain, are both out with injuries, as is third-stringer and special teams ace Josh Robinson. That leaves the Bucs with extremely little cornerback depth, and a safety group that has been uninspiring this season—not a recipe for success.

On the other hand, Jameis Winston has had a very good season and has a dangerous group of receivers. If he can get that deep ball to DeSean Jackson going, the Bucs can score a lot of points.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the game.

Panthers vs. Buccaneers

Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

Game time: Sunday, October 29, 1:00 p.m. ET

TV channel: FOX (Check whether you get the game)

Announcers: Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston

Online streaming: Fox Sports Go

Matchup history: Panthers lead all-time 20-13

Odds: Bucs are one-point favorites

Enemy blog: Cat Scratch Reader

Twitter: @Bucs_Nation

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