Today the Panthers try to clinch their first winning season in five years. With another win against the Bucs they are assured at least a 9 win season. The Bucs have won three straight and could upset the Panthers. Overall it should be another hard fought football game at The Bank.

Where: Bank of America Stadium

When: 1:00

On TV: FOX

On Radio: 1110 WBT

On Twitter: Follow @CarolinaHuddle for observations from the sidelines.


Keys to a Panthers Victory:

- Find their run game. The Panthers rushing attack has all but vanished as of late. They will need a solid ground game if they have aspirations to last into January. Kenjon Barner may get extra carries due to injuries.

- Prevent the long ball. The Bucs surely say how the Panthers were gashed on long passes last week. Look for them to try to take advantage early and often.

- Stay Focused. The Panthers are surely looking ahead to a huge matchup next week against New Orleans. It will be a challenge for them to focus on this week's less than stellar opponent. Trap Game? Yep.