Buccaneers vs. Panthers: Time, Channel & Line

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Cam Newton and the Panthers look to keep their undefeated start going. (Getty)

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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:

The Basics

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Jameis Winston would impress if he can lead Tampa Bay to a win over the Panthers. (Getty)


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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