The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10) travel to Charlotte on Sunday to face the Carolina Panthers (5-9), looking to snap their longest losing streak in 24 years. After beginning the season 4-2, Tampa Bay has lost eight straight games, their worst run of futility since 1985. The Buccaneers have been outscored 256-134 in that span, while turning the ball over a NFL-worst 24 times.
In order to win, Tampa Bay will need to slow down Carolina's rushing attack, something the Bucs were unable to do two weeks ago when these two teams met. Carolina rookie quarterback Cam Newton burned Raheem Morris' defense for three rushing touchdowns in a 38-19 Panthers victory. Carolina has won three of it's last four games, behind 171.8 yards on the ground per contest.
Here is everything you need to know about the Buccaneers vs. Panthers game:
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
TV: FOX (Sam Rosen, Chad Pennington)
Distribution Map: The506.com
Radio: Tampa Bay (620 WDAE ), Charlotte (610 WFNZ)
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