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Panthers-Buccaneers Preview Capsule

November 29, 2018

CAROLINA (6-5) at TAMPA BAY (4-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 5-6, Tampa Bay 4-6-1

SERIES RECORD - Carolina leads 23-13

LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Buccaneers 42-28, Nov. 4

LAST WEEK - Panthers lost to Seahawks 30-27; Buccaneers beat 49ers 27-9

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 14, Buccaneers No. 26

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (3), PASS (22).

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (6), PASS (22).

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (26), PASS (1).

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (18), PASS (27).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Panthers have lost three straight. ... Cam Newton completed 19 of 25 for 247 yards with two touchdowns vs. zero interceptions in last meeting between NFC South rivals. ... In two division games, Newton has thrown for 582 yards, five TDs vs. one interception. ... RB Christian McCaffrey had 125 yards rushing, 112 receiving for club-record 237 scrimmage yards and two TDs last week, becoming fifth player since 2000 with 100-plus rushing yards, 100-plus receiving yards, a rushing TD and TD reception in same game. ... Panthers rookie WR D.J. Moore has 17 receptions for 248 yards in past two games. ... DE Mario Addison had career-high three sacks against Bucs on Nov. 4. He has six in past four outings vs. Tampa Bay. ... Bucs QB Jameis Winston sparkled against 49ers last week in first start in month. Completed 29 of 38 passes for 312 yards and two TDs with no turnovers. ... Bucs RB Peyton Barber has rushing TDs past two weeks. ... Tampa Bay WR Mike Evans has six 100-yard games this season. He had six catches for 116 yards last week, joining Hall of Famer Randy Moss and A.J. Green as only players in NFL history to begin career with five consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. ... Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 10 1/2 sacks. He’s first Bucs player with double-digit sacks since Simeon Rice (14) in 2005. ... Fantasy tip: Panthers scored TDs on five consecutive possessions, building 35-7 lead before holding off Bucs’ second-half rally in earlier meeting. Winston did not play that game.

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