When the NFL season got underway for the Carolina Panthers it was backup Derek Anderson leading them to a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It will seem a lot like that this weekend as Anderson again gets the start for an injured Cam Newton.
The Panthers (4-8-1) are hanging on to slim playoff hopes thanks to a poor NFC South this season. The Buccaneers (2-11) are trying to do something under first year coach Lovie Smith. Coverage of the game between these two will air on FOX beginning at 1:00 pm ET from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
The Odds: The Panthers are a 3 point favorite against the Buccaneers. The over/under for this game is 41.5 total points.
Can the Panthers find a win and stay in the playoff hunt or does it all come crashing down on them this Sunday?