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Buccaneers vs. Panthers: Five Bold Predictions for Week Two

The staff takes a crack at Week Two.

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It’s Week 2 of the 2020 season, which means it’s the second straight division matchup for the Buccaneers.

The Bucs were able to take down the Panthers in Week 2 of the 2019 season, but will it be the same result this time around?

A win for the Bucs may not be a bold prediction —they are currently 8 12 point favorites— but you better believe the Bucs Nation staff will give some bold predictions for this game.


Evan: Teddy Bridgewater has thrown 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions in his last 10 starts and and hasn’t lost a fumble since Week 14 of the 2015 season. The Bucs will bring the heat this weekend and force Teddy into at least two turnovers.

Bailey: I wish this wasn’t a bold prediction, but it is: The Bucs will not turn the ball over on Sunday. Bruce Arians’ offense lends itself to risks, but you just know Tom Brady has been thinking nonstop about his two interceptions from last week. He’s going to do everything he can to avoid the same mistakes, leading to a clean game for the Tampa Bay offense.

David: I got the feeling after watching Ronald Jones II and the Buccaneers running game that this is going to be a much improved part of the offense in 2020. Carolina is a chance to really showcase the potential in the group, and I think the team combines for more than 172-yards rushing in Week 2. More than doubling their Week 1 output.

James: There was a lot of criticism about Tom Brady’s debut performance with the Buccaneers. A lot of people call him “washed up” or saying “he’s done,” and you have the makings of a big bounce back performance. Then you throw in the Panthers’ pass defense and boom - you have a three touchdown, zero turnover performance by Brady in week two.

Jason: You want bold, I’m going bold. The Bucs will go for 500 total yards for the week. Brady will get 350 in the air, RoJo and Fournette combine for 150 on the ground. Evans, Miller and Fournette all find the paint in Week 2.

Editor’s Pick by Gil Arcia: There are many good ones in this week, gents. I can see a couple of these truly happening. When it’s all said and done, I think Tampa Bay’s running game will go off this week, especially after the Panthers are not going to have Kawaan Short in the middle for Week 2. I’m going with David here.

Poll

Which bold prediction is most likely to happen?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Evan saying the Bucs D will force two-plus torunovers.
    (56 votes)
  • 9%
    Bailey’s mistake-free football.
    (23 votes)
  • 13%
    David’s run game prediction.
    (34 votes)
  • 34%
    James saying Brady will throw for 3 TD, 0 INTs.
    (84 votes)
  • 18%
    Jason’s prediction about the offense blowing up.
    (46 votes)
243 votes total Vote Now