Panthers-Bucs: What to watch
Can Carolina control the game on the ground against Tampa Bay?
|Carolina at Tampa Bay|
|When: 4:25 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 1 Panthers-Buccaneers matchup.
• Limit Cam Newton's explosive plays: Newton has the ability to put up big numbers both as a runner and a thrower. He was arguably the most dynamic rookie quarterback in the history of the NFL last year, throwing for more than 4,000 yards with a 60 percent completion rate. With Ronde Barber being moved back to free safety, look for Newton to attack the deep middle with his tight ends and WR Brandon LaFell. All of Newton's weapons will have a huge size advantage over the diminutive Barber.
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