National TV, a chance to shine with the rest of the NFL watching.
The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers can think of no better stage to prove they're not nearly as bad as an 0-6 record suggests heading into Thursday's prime-time test against Cam Newton and the surging Carolina Panthers.
The Bucs have lost 10 of 11 dating to last season, six straight at home, and frankly are running out of competition for the label of worst team in the league.
Tampa Bay and Jacksonville are the only teams who've yet to win this season.
''Desperate, that's kind of like the last straw isn't it, if you don't have a win?'' defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said.
''The Giants won (Monday night). I was like: `C'mon now ... another team with a win.' We've got to get one,'' the fourth-year pro added. ''We don't want to be the last ones. We've got to get it.''
Coach Greg Schiano hopes playing at home in a short week in wh...