Carolina has a 12-7 lead in its all time series with Tampa Bay, including a home-and-home sweep of last year’s series. The Panthers earned a 28-21 win when they visited Raymond James Stadium in Week 6, and completed the sweep with a 16-6 home victory in Week 13. The teams embarked on a conventional home-and-home split in 2008. Tampa Bay last won in Charlotte in 2007.
Panthers head coach John Fox is 11-5 versus the Buccaneers as a head coach, while Tampa Bay’s Raheem Morris is 0-2 against both Fox and the Panthers as a head man.