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Buccaneers vs. Panthers: How to watch, start time, TV schedule, live stream and more

Info from the NFL Week 18 capsule.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Broadcast Info

DATE: Sunday, January 7, 2024
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) TB: 138 or 383 CAR: 83 or 228

Buccaneers Notes

• TAMPA BAY can clinch NFC South division title with win.
• QB BAKER MAYFIELD passed for 309 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in Week 17, his 13th-career 300-yard game. Aims for his 5th in row with 2+ TD passes. Has career highs in pass yards (3,907) & pass TDs (28) in 2023. Has 19 TDs (18 pass, 1 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 103.5 rating in 8 road starts this season.
• RB RACHAAD WHITE ranks 3rd among RBs in scrimmage yards (career-high 1,446) & rec. yards (career-high 531) & 4th in receptions (career-high 60) in 2023. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD & 4th in row on road with 100+ scrimmage yards. Had 106 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 22 rec.) & rush TD in Week 13 meeting.
• WR MIKE EVANS leads NFL with 13 rec. TDs in 2023 & has 1,233 rec. yards, his 4th-career 1,200-yard season. Has 8 rec. TDs in his past 6 vs. Car. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Car. with 150+ rec. yards & TD catch.
• WR CHRIS GODWIN had 2nd rec. TD of season last week. Has 973 rec. yards & can reach 1,000 for 3rd-consecutive season & 4th time overall in his career. Had rush TD in last meeting.
• LB LAVONTE DAVID led team with 11 tackles last week & has 124 tackles in 2023, his 8th-career season with 120+ tackles. Ranks tied-5th in NFL with 17 TFL in 2023, incl. 8 TFL in his past 5 on road.
• LB YAYA DIABY leads all rookies with 11 TFL & aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ TFL. Had sack in last meeting.
• DL CALIJAH KANCEY ranks tied-2nd among rookies with 10 TFL. Diaby & Kancey are 1st pair of rookie teammates each with 10+ TFL since 2017 (Mike Hilton & T.J. Watt).
• S ANTOINE WINFIELD JR. is only player since 2000 with 100+ tackles (117), 10+ PD (12), 5+ sacks (5) & 5+ FFs (5).

Panthers Notes

• QB BRYCE YOUNG ranks 2nd among rookies in pass yards (2,873) & pass TDs (11). Can join Cam Newton (2011) as only Car. rookie QBs with 3,000+ pass yards. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 90+ rating.
• RB CHUBA HUBBARD has career-high 1,043 scrimmage yards (819 rush, 224 rec.) in 2023, his 1st-career 1,000-yard season. Aims for his 8th in row wth 50+ scrimmage yards. Rushed for 104 yards & 2 TDs in Week 13 meeting & has 4 rush TDs in his past 4 vs. TB.
• WR ADAM THIELEN had 6 catches last week & has 101 receptions in 2023, his 2nd-career 100-catch season (113 in 2018 w/ Min.). Has 1,002 rec. yards this season, his 3rd-career season with 1,000+ rec. yards (2018-19). Ranks 5th in receptions (635) & rec. yards (7,684) among undrafted players since 1967. Has 5+ catches in 6 of his 7 home games in 2023.
• LB BRIAN BURNS had 8 tackles, 2 TFL & 7th sack of season last week & is 1 of 5 with 7+ sacks in each of past 5 seasons. Has 15 TFL in 2023, his 2nd-straight season with 15+ TFL (17 in 2022). Had sack & 2 TFL in last home meeting (10/23/22).
• LB FRANKIE LUVU has career-high 119 tackles in 2023 & is 1 of 2 (Demario Davis) with 100+ tackles, 10+ TFL & 5+ sacks in each of past 2 seasons. Had TFL & PD in Week 13 meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with TFL.
• DT DERRICK BROWN had 8 tackles & 5th PD of season last week. Leads all DL with 96 tackles in 2023 & can surpass Christian Wilkins (98 tackles in 2022) for most tackles by DL in season since 2000.
• CB DONTE JACKSON had 2nd-career game with 2 TFL last week. Had 2 PD in Week 13 meeting.

Series History

REG. SEASON: CAR leads series, 25-21 (TB won 6 of past 7
POSTSEASON: N/A
LAST MEETING: 12/3/23 CAR 18 at TB 21

Week 18 Staff Picks

Tampa Bay is currently a 4.5-point favorite via DraftKings Sportsbook. The over/under for the game is set at 37. Here are the staff picks for this week’s game between the Bucs and Panthers.