TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+

NFL Week 2 Prediction: Buccaneers Offense Has Chance Against Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FNN SPORTS) – After greeting Week 1 with losses, the Buccaneers and the Panthers will both be hungry for a win tonight in Charlotte. The odds are standing favorable for the Panthers, but here are some things to look for in tonight’s matchup before leaning in one direction over another.

The Panthers have an edge on the Bucs with a dominant running game in Christian McCaffery, who rushed for 128 yards and had 81 receiving yards against the Rams’ strong defense in Week 1. As seen in the Bucs versus 49ers Week 1 game, the Bucs defense let up too many rushing yards, so if Tampa’s defense struggles with this again, McCaffery is a more relentless running back than San Francisco’s two running backs. Although when comparing the Bucs offense to the Panthers offense, the Bucs have more weapons at their disposal with a healthier Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate, Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones II, and potentially Tanner Hudson, who is a new addition to the Bucs offense, yet shown himself to be a very athletic and versatile option for Tampa Bay.

Tonight will be a huge indicator on Winston’s developments at quarterback and a test for the offensive line. Carolina doesn’t have the same insane front-line pressure on defense as the 49ers did, but they have the Bucs former team captain, Gerald McCoy, leading the Panther defense and key players Shaq Thompson and James Bradberry. The Panthers defense allowed the 6th lowest passer rating in Week 1 and those stats against the Rams is significant. For the Bucs offense to have a progressive chance, Winston’s many weapons will have to help, and the running game will have to be more than just present but dominantly effective.

We will see which team is more hungry to take this win tonight at 8:20pm in Charlotte.

_______________________________________________

Kasey Hudson is a Florida National News sports contributor. | social@floridanationalnews.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WATCH FNN NEWS NOW

National Politics

Mulvaney getting second-guessed over his defense of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming. First, President Donald Trump’s…

Residents of northeast Syria city pelt departing US troops

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Angry over the U.S. withdrawal, residents of a Kurdish-dominated Syrian city…

Florida National News Names Four New Associate Editors

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Kareen Kennedy, Randy Ross, Sara-Beth Colon Jeffrey and Kasey Hudson…

Florida Democratic Party Chair Blasts GOP as ‘Axis of Corruption’

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Over 1,500 Democrats from across Florida descended on…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

[WATCH] Orlando Mayoral Candidates Buddy Dyer, Sam Ings, Aretha Simons Debate The Issues

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orlando mayoral candidates incumbent Buddy Dyer, Commissioner Sam Ings and…

Florida Democratic Party Chair Blasts GOP as ‘Axis of Corruption’

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Over 1,500 Democrats from across Florida descended on…

Governor Ron DeSantis and FDEM Award $150.9 Million to Bay County and $20 Million to Mexico Beach for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has…

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Judge Caroline Shepherd and…

WATCH FNN POLITICS & POWER

FNN SPORTS

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston talks with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after losing to the Panther at Raymond James Stadium in 2018. Photo: Phelan Ebenhack/AP.
    NFL Week 2 Prediction: Buccaneers Offense Has Chance Against Panthers (Photo: Phelan Ebenhack/AP)

MORE SPORTS NEWS

The XFL announced its 2020 schedule

Stamford, Conn., – The XFL today announced its 2020 schedule, a 79-day sprint from kick-off to…

49ers beat Redskins in ugly 9-0 game to improve to 6-0

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Nick Bosa sacked Case Keenum to run out the clock, belly…

UCF Defeats East Carolina 41-28 in Homecoming Despite Challenging Second Half

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The UCF Knights (4-2, 1-1 AAC) returned rested and energized…

Homecoming Game vs. ECU a Must-Win for the UCF Knights

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - There's been a lot of homecoming talk lately, and homecoming…

Florida National News Names Four New Associate Editors

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Kareen Kennedy, Randy Ross, Sara-Beth Colon Jeffrey and Kasey Hudson…

Orlando Magic Suffer Tough 126-94 Loss at Home Against Philadelphia 76ers

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Going into the Orlando Magic's Sunday preseason game, against the…

BUSINESS NEWS

  • FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc., in Atlanta. Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The proposed settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, if approved by the federal district court Northern District of Georgia, will provide up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers, a $100 million civil money penalty, and other relief. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
    FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc., in Atlanta. Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The proposed settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, if approved by the federal district court Northern District of Georgia, will provide up to $425 million in monetary relief to consumers, a $100 million civil money penalty, and other relief. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

MORE BUSINESS NEWS

Demand for fast, online delivery drives UPS 3Q

DALLAS (AP) — UPS is doing booming business in next-day deliveries in the United States…

McDonald’s comparable-store sales feed on deliveries

CHICAGO (AP) — Surging demand for delivery is pushing comparable-store sales higher at McDonald’s, but…

US stocks edge higher on company earnings; Biogen surges

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher in early trading Tuesday following several positive earnings…

High prices drove US home sales down 2.2% in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 2.2% in September, as rising home prices and…

Under Armour founder Kevin Plank relinquishes CEO post

BALTIMORE (AP) — Under Armour founder Kevin Plank will step down as CEO in the…

Mission Resolve Foundation Purchases Forklifts and Provides Forklift Training to NEMA Grand Bahama

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Mission Resolve Foundation // Mission Resolve Foundation purchased…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Sheila E. to Perform Live in Disney’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Queen of Percussion, Sheila E., will be live in…

VIDEO: Vin Diesel’s Back in Action with Sci-Fi Comic Movie ‘BLOODSHOT’

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (FNN NEWS) - Vin Diesel fans will get their next fix of…

Review: In ‘Mistress of Evil,’ Maleficent plays mom

For a moment, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” seems poised to turn into a wonderful take…

Orlando Film Festival: ‘Do Not Reply’ a Cautionary Tale on Teen Social Media Abductions

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - With the Orlando Film Festival in full swing, many filmmakers…

Orlando Film Festival Hosts Magical Opening Night with Walt Disney Documentary

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The 2019 Orlando Film Festival returned to the Cobb Theaters…

Florida National News Names Four New Associate Editors

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Kareen Kennedy, Randy Ross, Sara-Beth Colon Jeffrey and Kasey Hudson…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

  • An African American family has fun flexing for the camera at Universal Orlando Resort.
    ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

MORE LIFESTYLE NEWS

Sheila E. to Perform Live in Disney’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Queen of Percussion, Sheila E., will be live in…

Top Car Brands Return to Orlando for Central Florida International Auto Show

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The world's top car brands came to Orlando to show…

Orange County’s “Don’t Pitch It-Fix It!” Event Urges Residents to Salvage Stuff

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County's Environmental Protection Division is celebrating National Pollution Prevention…

Halloween in Orlando Starts in September

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - It may only be September, but Halloween is already in…

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Universal Orlando Resort // The darker side of the…

Universal Orlando Resort Rolls Out New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across the Entire Destination

ORLANDO, Fla. – At Universal Orlando Resort, New Year’s Eve isn’t just another holiday – it’s…