The cumulative tally of picks from this week's panelists add up to a score the Panthers certainly wouldn't mind: Carolina 35, Tampa Bay 3.
It's a clean sweep for the Panthers as they hit the road to face the Buccaneers, with the closest panel pick coming from SB Nation, where two of the seven prognosticators went with Tampa. One of those banking on the Buccaneers is none other than former Panthers offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, while over at USA Today, Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz also sided with Tampa.
Here's hoping for the Panthers' sake that the Schwartz family (though they're not related best we can tell) doesn't know something that the others don't.
Carolina is 24-17 all-time against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, posting a 12-9 record at home and 12-8 on the road.