TAMPA BAY (3-4) at CAROLINA (5-2)

Sunday Youth Justin Evans Jersey , 1 p.m. ET, FOXOPENING LINE — Panthers by 5 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD — Buccaneers 3-4, Panthers 4-3SERIES RECORD — Panthers lead 22-13LAST MEETING — Panthers beat Buccaneers 22-19 on Dec. 24, 2017LAST WEEK — Buccaneers lost to Bengals 37-34; Panthers beat Ravens 36-21AP PRO32 RANKING — Buccaneers No. 25, Panthers No. 6BUCCANEERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (28), PASS (1)BUCCANEERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (10), PASS (31)PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (2), PASS (22)PANTHERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (13) http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-beau-allen-jersey , RUSH (8), PASS (19)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Ryan Fitzpatrick starts at QB for Jameis Winston. ... Winston has 11 turnovers in 3 陆 games since returning from three-game suspension. ... Fitzpatrick has averaged 339 yards passing in last four starts with 11 TDs and five INTs. ... RB Peyton Barber has 264 yards from scrimmage and two TDs in past two NFC South games. ... WR Mike Evans has 16 catches for 295 yards in past three road games at Carolina. ... WR DeSean Jackson has NFL-record 24 career TDs of 60 yards or more. ... Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul has sack in six straight games. ... LB Lavonte David has 40 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries in past four games vs. Carolina. ... Panthers have won nine straight at home. ... Coach Ron Rivera is 10-4 vs. Bucs since taking over in 2011. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton has 21 career games with at least two TDs passing and one TD rushing. ... Newton leads all QBs in yards rushing (309) and TDs rushing (four). ... Newton has thrown at least two TD passes in six straight games. ... Panthers WR D.J. Moore had career-best 129 yards from scrimmage vs. Ravens. ... RB Christian McCaffrey coming off first multi-touchdown game of season. ... Greg Olsen one of five TEs with 650 career receptions and 55 touchdowns. ... Panthers have allowed league-low 10 sacks. ... K Graham Gano has made 39 straight field goals at home and NFL-best 28 straight overall. ... DE Julius Peppers (156 陆 sacks) needs four more to move into fourth place on NFL's all-time list. Peppers had sack, two fumble recoveries in last meeting. Fantasy Tip: Newton has 13 TDs (five rushing) and 105.9 QB rating in five career home games vs. Tampa Bay. Ryan Fitzpatrick finished his postgame media session, turned the corner and saw Jameis Winston heading down the hallway. The two quarterbacks exchanged a supportive fist-bump.It also might have been a passing-of-the-torch moment.Fitzpatrick took over after Winston threw four interceptions — one returned for a touchdown — and rallied Tampa Bay with such an impressive performance that the job might be back in his hands. The Buccaneers have to pick one or the other following their 37-34 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.Nobody will be surprised if it's the bearded one.Fitzpatrick had only a couple of minutes to warm up after Jessie Bates returned Winston's fourth interception for a 34-16 lead. Fitzpatrick led the Buccaneers (3-4) to a field goal and a pair of touchdowns, including his tying 18-yard pass and conversion with 1:05 left."It doesn't take a lot to get this thing going," Fitzpatrick said, moving his arm in a warmup motion.He finished 11 of 15 for 194 yards with a passer rating of 154.9 http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-jason-pierre-paul-jersey , just shy of perfect.Was it good enough — and was Winston bad enough — to prompt another quarterback change in Tampa Bay?"Today is not the day I need to decide that," coach Dirk Koetter said.Winston opened the season on suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, and Fitzpatrick put up big numbers as his fill-in. Winston returned but has struggled, creating an opening for Fitzpatrick to reclaim the job.Winston was benched after matching his career high with four interceptions, the third time he's thrown so many in his career. He has 10 interceptions, one fewer than all last season. Winston has thrown at least two interceptions in five straight games, tied for the most since 1990."I'm definitely the reason we came up short with this game, and I know that I have to fix it," said Winston, who was 18 of 35 for 276 yards and was sacked five times.Two of his throws sailed in the gusty wind, and two others were simply forced. The decisive one went directly to Bates Youth Gerald McCoy Jersey , who had a clear path for his 21-yard return."Just a bad decision," Winston said. "Just a really bad decision. Just a really, really bad decision."Tampa Bay tried to fix its porous defense by switching coordinators. The Bengals (5-3) had a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver in the first half while pulling ahead by 21 points. They managed only 95 yards in the second half, 50 of them in their drive to Randy Bullock's 44-yard field goal on the final play.Tampa Bay has the most productive offense in the league when it's not turning the ball over.DeSean Jackson caught a 60-yard touchdown pass that moved him ahead of Jerry Rice for the NFL record. He has 24 TDs of at least 60 yards. It also was Jackson's 29th career TD of at least 50 yards, tying Randy Moss for second-most since the 1970 merger behind Rice's 36.Mike Evans had six catches for 179 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown from Fitzpatrick . It was Fitzpatrick's fifth TD pass of at least 50 yards this season — most in the NFL.And it wasn't enough."We can't turn it over seven times in two weeks," Koetter said. "That's obvious."
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