Burning questions for Buccaneers-Panthers ‘TNF’ game – Yardbarker

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Carolina to take on the Panthers in a huge divisional game for both teams Thursday night. Tampa is coming off a mistake-filled home loss to the San Francisco 49ers in its season opener. Meanwhile, the Panthers lost a hotly contested affair to the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams. This is as close to an early-season must win as there is for both teams. Since 2007, only 11% of the teams that start 0-2 earn a playoff appearance that season. It’s in this that we give you five burning questions heading into the all-important NFC South matchup. Can Jameis Winston avoid the turnovers? Winston simply did not give Tampa Bay a chance to win this past Sunday. Not only did the former No. 1 pick throw three interceptions, two were returned for touchdowns. That was the difference in a 31-17 home loss to San Francisco. All said, Winston has now turned the ball over 79 times in 57 career games. This has to be troubling for new head coach Bruce Arians and Co. The hope was that Winston’

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