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Week 13 Game Preview: Panthers at Buccaneers

CHARLOTTE – The Panthers (1-10) travel to Florida to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) at 4:05 p.m. EST on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

While Carolina is coming off a 17-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Buccaneers are also coming off a loss with a 27-10 defeat at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts.

Scroll below for more information on the matchup, series history, and stats comparison.

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History: Panthers vs. Buccaneers

  • Carolina and Tampa Bay have played 45 times in the regular season. The Panthers lead the series 25-20. | Series history
  • The Buccaneers won the last matchup between these teams, 30-24 on January 1, 2023.
  • The Panthers lead the series 12-10 when played at Raymond James Stadium.

Statistical Comparison

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Category Carolina Tampa Bay
Total Yards Per Game 265.9 (30th) 304.1 (22nd)
Rushing Yards Per Game 92.6 (28th) 81.3 (32nd)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 3.8 (26th) 3.4 (32nd)
Passing Net Yards Per Game 173.3 (30th) 222.8 (15th)
Sacks Allowed 43 (29th) 26 (15th)
Third Down Efficiency 37.3 (20th) 40.4 (15th)
Points Per Game 15.7 (29th) 19.3 (24th)
Total Yards Allowed Per Game 304.5 (6th) 363.7 (27th)
Rushing Yards Per Game 124.9 (24th) 95.9 (9th)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 4.2 (16th) 3.9 (8th)
Passing Net Yards Per Game 179.6 (5th) 267.8 (31st)
Sacks 18 (T-30th) 31 (16th)
Takeaways 7 (32nd) 17 (T-12th)
Third Down Efficiency 35.0 (4th) 44.5 (29th)
Points Allowed Per Game 26.5 (30th) 20.6 (13th)

Statistical milestones to watch in 2023

  • Outside linebacker Brian Burns (55) needs five tackles for loss to pass Kawann Short for fourth all-time in Panther history.
  • Wide receiver Adam Thielen (7,410) needs 90 receiving yards to become the fifth undrafted player in the common draft era with at least 7,500 career receiving yards.
  • Thielen also has the most receptions (77) by any Panthers player through the first 11 games of a season in franchise history.
  • Linebacker Frankie Luvu (33) needs 11 tackles for loss to pass Julius Peppers for ninth all-time in Panthers history.
  • Defensive end Derrick Brown (202) needs 15 total tackle to pass Kris Jenkins for fifth all-time in Panther history for a defensive lineman.
  • Punter Johnny Hekker (348) ranks 12th all-time in league history in punts downed inside the 20-yard line.
  • Tackle Taylor Moton has played in 109 consecutive games and counting as a Carolina Panther. His streak ranks fourth in franchise history and first among non-specialists.

Matchup notes

• Carolina visits the Sunshine State for a Week 13 matchup against NFC South foe, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Raymond James Stadium.

• This will mark the second of three-straight road games for the Panthers. Carolina is one of five teams this season to have a three- game road trip and it will mark the fifth time in franchise history the team has had three consecutive road games (1995, 1997, 1998 and 2011).

• All time, this will mark the 46th regular-season matchup between the two teams with Carolina leading 25-20, including a 12-10 record in Tampa Bay. The two teams last squared off in Week 17 of the 2022 season with Tampa Bay defeating Carolina, 30-24.

• Carolina enters Week 13 with a 1-10 record after falling to the Tennessee Titans, 17-10. This will mark the first game under interim head coach Chris Tabor who previously served as the team's special teams coordinator. Tabor served as Chicago's head coach in Week 8 of the 2021 season after then head coach Matt Nagy tested positive for COVID-19.

• Tampa Bay enters the contest with a 4-7 record, including a 1-1 division record in the NFC South. The Buccaneers have lost six of their last seven games, including falling to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12, 27-20.

Carolina is 25-19 all-time against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, posting a 13-10 record at home and 12-9 on the road.

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