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MNF: Panthers vs Buccaneers Game Thread

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An NFC South showdown in North Carolina.

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Monday Night Football, week 5. An NFC South showdown between the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers and their division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs travel to Bank America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina looking to keep their hopes alive in the division.

Both teams have struggled early on, with identical 1-3 records. It looks like the Panthers may be without both star quarterback Cam Newton and star running back Jonathan Stewart for the game, but perhaps just as worrisome has been the struggles of the vaunted Panthers defense.

The Buccaneers are led by second year quarterback Jameis Winston, who has struggled badly with turnovers thus far in the 2016 season. The loss of running back Doug Martin has also hurt the Buccaneers.

Tonight's game is a struggle for survival. The loser will fall to 1-4 and will have very slim hopes to make the playoffs this year.

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