Panthers Vs. Buccaneers: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 24: Mike Williams #19 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is tackled by Sherrod Martin #23 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday in a NFC South matchup.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers look to start the regular season 1-0 as they meet in NFC South matchup at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

This is the first game of the Greg Schiano era for the Buccaneers, who replaced Raheem Morris after he was fired following a 4-12 season last year. The team will rely on quarterback Josh Freeman and free agent signing Vincent Jackson to improve the Tampa Bay offense.

The Panthers on the other hand will try to improve from their 6-10 record in 2011.the Panthers offense will lean on second-year quarterback Cam Newton as he tried to improve after an electrifying rookie year in Carolina while first-round draft pick Luke Kuechly will lead the Panthers' defense at middle linebacker.

FOX will have full coverage of the game, which begins at 4:25 p.m. ET.

Bucs Nation has you covered for all the latest on the Buccaneers while Cat Scratch Reader has all the latest news and analysis on the Panthers.

Carolina Panthers 2012 Preview: Can Cam Newton Guide Team Through Brutal Road Slate in Year Two? (via sbnation)



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