Originally written November 16, 2012 on Football Nation:
When the Carolina Panthers traveled to Tampa Bay in Week 1, the Bucs were able to escape with a 16-10 victory.This time around the Panthers will be at home which may be a bigger an advantage than you might think.Despite a very disappointing season, Carolina fans are still going out to the stadium with an attendance of 73,000 per game.The Bucs on the other hand, with a competitive team, is last in the NFL with about 54,000 per game.Good for you Carolina and shame on you Tampa Bay.Unfortunately for the Panthers home field advantage is not likely going to be enough to keep up with Tampa Bay.The Bucs’ offense is running on all cylinders, averaging 35.6 points over their last five games compared to 16.6 for the Panthers. Winning four of their last five, Tampa is playing great, their confident, and fighting for a playoff spot while Carolina is struggling, questioning each other, and fighting for anything to build on. Here are my three bold predictions for the game.1. Turnovers will keep T...
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