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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers clash in the NFL on Sunday with the Buccaneers looking to continue their push for the playoffs against a struggling Panthers team. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
This all NFC South match up sees second-placed team Tampa Bay take on rock bottom Carolina. Tampa Bay come into this game with a record of 5-4 and are three games off first-placed Atlanta who are an impressive 8-1. The Buccaneers are in a strong position for a playoff spot but will see this as a must-win if they are going to claim enough wins to clinch their postseason position.
The Panthers are a lowly 2-7 coming into this clash, and are among the worst teams in the NFL so far. The massive fall of Cam Newton and the Panthers has been well documented this season, and many have been left shocked at the team's sudden demise.
Tampa Bay are the opposite and have surprised people with how well they are doing. The Buccaneers have won three in a row now, and will be looking to make that four straight wins today. One of the main reasons for their recent run of success has been the successful connection between quarterback Josh Freeman and receiver Vincent Jackson. If those two can hit it off again today then it could end up being a long afternoon for the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers do not really have any hope of making the playoffs now this season, but they will still be fighting for their dignity, and will be desperate to set the record straight today to prove that they should have been the ones fighting it out for a postseason spot instead of disappearing into the basement of the NFL - like the Buccaneers ironically did last season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.