Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers host Carolina and the suddenly-even-scarier Panthers defense. Jared Allen’s return to a 4-3 defense should improve an already strong unit as Winston gets thrown into the fire in his fourth career start.
Cam Newton has posted a strong season thus far, racking up an 86.5 quarterback rating through the Panthers’ 3-0 start. With no tangible holes the Panthers have a need to fill, this is as close to a must-win game as Jameis Winston has faced so far.
Here’s what you need to know before kickoff:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Sunday, Oct. 4
1 p.m. Eastern
The game will be shown in parts of Florida and in Houston on CBS, and on a number of stations in the surrounding areas. Click here for a nationwide coverage map for Week 3.
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