Thursday Night Preview – Week 8

Nick Slegel takes a look at the Week 8 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

| 4 years ago

Thursday Night Preview – Week 8

Panthers-spoil-Becks-first-Redskins-start-5OGNQ7G-x-largeAfter the atrocious Monday Night Football game earlier this week, football fans and fantasy owners alike are desperate for some good football. While on the surface, a matchup between the 3-3 Carolina Panthers and 0-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers makes it appear that we are in for more of the same torture we experienced Monday night, we actually could be in for a pretty-good game, even if it’s one sided.

The Buccaneers have managed to establish a decent passing game behind rookie Mike Glennon, but the jury is still out on how losing Doug Martin will affect their ability to put up points. On the flip side, Carolina’s defense is one of the best units in the league and Cam Newton has turned things around recently on the offensive side of the ball, which has helped lead the team to two-straight victories. With that all in mind, let’s take a look at a couple of key factors to keep an eye in this divisional matchup tonight.

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