(NEW YORK) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) will travel to Bank of America Stadium on Sunday to take on the Carolina Panthers (2-7).
Tampa is still in the thick of things in the NFC, while the Panthers are trying to get a winning streak going.
Carolina is one and four at home this season, but Bucs’ head coach Greg Schiano says this is a tough defense to go up against.
“It’s going to be a challenge,” said Schiano. “A lot of it is just their d-lineman outworking other people’s o-lineman.”
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is well aware of the Tampa corners that he will be looking down the field at.
“We’re facing a very good defense, led by Ronde Barber,” said Newton. “They’re leading the league on their defense.”
The Buccaneers are 2-2 on the road this season.
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Jill Martin, CNN