The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost half a season worth of games in a row, but they'll have a pretty good opportunity to end that losing streak against the Carolina Panthers this Sunday. For a quick pick for that game, we turn to Emmanuelle Pepis at NOLA.com.
TAMPA BAY AT CAROLINA (-7.5)- Cam Newton has hushed the doubters. Just look at the numbers from his rookie season. Yes, you'll see higher turnover games, but that's to be expected. The point is there is a foundation there, and the Panthers are one of those teams that won't stay irrelevant much longer. The Buccaneers prove every week that they've checked out on Raheem Morris. How much of that is the fault of Morris is another argument, but this stretch may wind up costing his job.
CAROLINA-31 TAMPA BAY-17
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