TV: NFL Network (8:15 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Kristina Pink (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli SIRIUS: 81 (TB), 83 (Car) | XM: 225 (TB), 226 (Car)
• QB JAMEIS WINSTON has 14,822 career pass yards & surpassed VINNY TESTAVERDE (14,820) for most pass yards in franchise history. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Car. with 110+ rating. Aims for his 3rd in row on road vs. division with 350+ pass yards & 115+ rating.
• RB RONALD JONES had career-high 93 scrimmage yards (75 rush, 18 rec.) in Week 1. RB PEYTON BARBER has 85+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 2 of his past 3 on road.
• WR MIKE EVANS has 85+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at Car. Is franchise leader in rec. yards (6,131) & rec. TDs (40). WR CHRIS GODWIN had TD catch last week. Had 101 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 7 games vs. NFC South. TE O.J. HOWARD had 2 TD catches in his last game vs. Car. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC South with rec. TD. TE CAMERON BRATE is 1 of 3 TEs (TRAVIS KELCE & ZACH ERTZ) with 20+ TD catches (20) since 2016.
• LB LAVONTE DAVID had 7 tackles & TFL last week. Has 20 tackles (10 per game), 1.5 sacks & PD in past 2 vs. Car. Aims for 4th in row vs. division with 10+ tackles. Rookie LB DEVIN WHITE had 6 tackles in NFL debut in Week 1. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had sack in TB debut last week, his 15th career sack. CB VERNON HARGREAVES had 15-yard INT-TD in Week 1, 1st INT-TD by TB player since ROBERT MCCLAIN (47-yard INT-TD on 9/17/17). DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 56 career sacks, 3rd-most among active DTs.
• QB CAM NEWTON has 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 110.4 rating & 5 rush TDs in 6 career home starts vs. TB. Has 29 total TDs (20 pass, 9 rush) in 13 career games vs. TB, most vs. any opponent. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with 2+ TD passes. Has 58 rush TDs since 2011, tied-most among active players.
• RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 209 scrimmage yards (128 rush, 81 rec.), 10 catches & 2 rush TDs in Week 1. Is only player in SB era with 120+ rush yards & 10+ catches in multiple games. Has 5 career games with 10+ catches, tied-3rd most among RBs since 1950. Has 318 scrimmage yards (159 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2 vs. TB. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with 150+ scrimmage yards & TD.
• WR DJ MOORE had 7 catches for 76 yards in Week 1. TE GREG OLSEN had 76 rec. yards & TD catch in last home meeting. Among active TEs, ranks 2nd in catches (670) & rec. yards (7,883) & 4th in rec. TDs (57).
• DT GERALD MCCOY spent 9 seasons (2010-18) with TB & had 54.5 sacks, 3rd-most in franchise history. DE MARIO ADDISON has 8 sacks & 3 FFs in 9 career games vs. TB. Had career-high 3 sacks in last home meeting. LB LUKE KUECHLY had 8 tackles in Week 1. Has 956 tackles since 2012, most in NFL. CB DONTE JACKSON had PD last week & had INT in only career home game vs. TB. CB JAMES BRADBERRY had 2 PD, INT & sack in Week 1. Is 1st Panthers DB with sack & INT in same game since CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN (12/15/13).
LEADER: Panthers lead all-time series, 23-14
STREAKS: Panthers have won 3 of past 4
LAST GAME: 12/2/18: Panthers 17 at Buccaneers 24
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/4/18: Panthers 42, Buccaneers 28
Week 1 Staff Picks
Latest line: Panthers by 5, over/under:
Gil (0-1): Bucs, 20-17
James (0-1): Panthers, 27-20
Evan (0-1): Bucs, 20-10
Kyle (0-1): Panthers, 24-21
David (0-1): Bucs, 31-28
Bailey (0-1): Panthers, 27-17