- The Bucs have won 8 of their last 9 games against teams with a losing record.
Sunday Night Football must have been one of Tom Brady's worst experiences on the field in a long time. The Bucs got hammered 38-3 by the New Orleans Saints and looked abject on offense and defense. Brady threw for 209 yards and got intercepted 3 times. It was a horror show.
I'm not backing Brady to lose two on the spin. There is nobody in this sport with more strength of will than TB12 and he will put this team on his back and beat the Panthers this Sunday. There are two things that need to happen in order for them to win. The Bucs need to run the ball more. This may be a passing league but Ronald Jones II and Leonard Fournette combined for just four rushing attempts. They need to at least threaten on the ground more, and this is something I see being fixed this time out.
Secondly, Brady needs his receivers to step up. Chris Godwin returned from injury last week and didn't look at his best, but he'll be another week healthier. Likewise, Antonio Brown has had another week to earn Brady's trust. Mike Evans too needs to show the ability that made him such a feared wideout.
Injuries could be key here. Christian McCaffrey is day to day, and even if he does suit up then you'd have to think that his workload will be managed. Without CMC firing the Panthers will struggle to keep up with a Bucs team looking for revenge. I'm taking the Bucs -4.5 here and I'm feeling confident on it.
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