The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4), led by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, meet the Carolina Panthers (5-2), led by quarterback Cam Newton, in an NFC South NFL Week 9 football game on Sunday, November 4, 2018 (11/4/18) at Bank of American Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NFL, Week 9
When: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
Where: Bank of America Stadium
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Line: Panthers -6.5 (0ver/under: 54.5)
Bucs notes: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 194 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 154.9 rating last week. Has 1,356 pass yards (339 per game) & 11 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 114.4 rating in past 4 starts. Is only QB in 2018 with 3 games (min. 10 atts.) with 140+ rating. Has 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 105.7 rating in 4 career games vs. NFC South. * RB PEYTON BARBER rushed for 85 yards & TD last week. Has 264 scrmimage yards (88 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 3 vs. division. * WR MIKE EVANS had 6 catches for 179 yards, incl. career-long 72-yard TD catch in Week 8. Has 16 catches for 295 yards (98.3 per game) & TD in past 3 on road vs. Car. WR DE SEAN JACKSON had 60-yard TD catch last week, his 24th-career TD of 60+ yards & surpassed HOFer JERRY RICE (23) for most all-time. Has 223 yards (111.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 on road vs. division. Had 87 rec. yards & TD catch in his last road game at Car. (11/22/15 with Was.). TE O.J. HOWARD had TD catch last week. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC South. * DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL had 2 sacks last week. Has sack in 6 consecutive games, tied for longest streak in franchise history (SIMEON RICE). Is 1 of 5 players with 7+ sacks in each of past 3 seasons. LB LAVONTE DAVID has 40 tackles (10 per game), 2 sacks, 2 FFs & 2 FRs in his past 4 at Car. Since entering NFL in 2012, is only player with 800+ tackles (820) & 15 FFs (18). DT GERALD MC COY had sack in last meeting.
Panthers notes: QB CAM NEWTON had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 116.9 rating & had rush TD last week. Has 21 career games with 2+ TD passes & 1+ rush TDs, most in NFL history. Leads all QBs in rush yards (309) & rush TDs (4) in 2018. Has 13 TDs (8 pass, 5 rush) & 105.9 rating in 5 career home games vs. TB. Aims for 7th in row with 2+ TD passes. * RB CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 8. Has 269 scrimmage yards (89.7 per game) & rush TD in his past 3 at home vs. NFC South. Since 2017, is 1 of 2 NFL RBs (ALVIN KAMARA) with 120+ receptions (124). * TE GREG OLSEN had career-high 181 rec. yards in 10/10/16 meeting. Had 55th-career TD catch last week & became 5th TE in NFL history with 650+ receptions (651) & 55+ rec. TDs (55). Rookie WR D.J. MOORE had careerhigh 90 rec. yards last week. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 15.6 yards per reception average (min. 15 catches) in 2018. WR DEVIN FUNCHESS had 120 rec. yards & TD in 1/3/16 meeting. * LB LUKE KUECHLY aims for 5th in row vs. TB with 8+ tackles. Has 875 tackles since 2012, most in NFL. DE JULIUS PEPPERS had sack & 2 FRs in last meeting. Aims for 4th in row vs. TB with sack. Has 19.5 sacks vs. TB, most vs. any opponent in his career. DE MARIO ADDISON has 3 sacks in his past 3 vs. TB. Rookie DB DONTE JACKSON had 1st-career sack last week. Is only NFL rookie with 3+ INTs (3), 1+ sack (1) & 1+ FF (1). — NFL Communications
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