The 5-11 Panthers are back on the road (after yet another loss) for the 2021 season finale: a Week 18 matchup with the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, January 9 at 4:25 p.m. ET. The Panthers have dropped their last six games and desperately need a win today to boost morale in this dreadful season. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Panthers (+7.5) are currently underdogs, so hopefully the pickers are wrong and the Panthers can end the week with a 6-11 record and have something to build on next season.
The last time these two teams met was in Week 16, when the Panthers lost 32-6 in Charlotte. The Panthers are 24-18 all time against the Bucs (all regular season), and the Panthers have lost the last three meetings between the two teams. The Bucs are looking to earn the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs*, and have already clinched the NFC South title with a 12-4 record.
Below you will find all the information you need to follow the action as it happens live.
Game day information
What: Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
When: Sunday, January 9 at 4:25 p.m. ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)
TV: CBS; Tom McCarthy, Tony Romo (coverage map)
Streaming: FuboTV, Paramount Plus (subscription req.), Yahoo! Sports, Panthers mobile app
Radio: Panthers radio (local); Mick Mixon, Kurt Coleman, Jim Szoke
Spanish Radio: Panthers radio (local); Jaime Moreno, Antonio Ramos
Weather: H-84°, L-64° / Partly Cloudy / 10 mph SSE wind / 9% rain (complete forecast)
Odds: Panthers +7.5, Bucs -7.5 | O/U 41.5 | Moneyline: Panthers +280, Bucs -365
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.
You can download the official Panthers app to get live score updates during the game straight to your phone. Also, if you live in the N.C./S.C. market you can listen to the live radio broadcast of every game with the app. You can find the Panthers app in your phone’s app store or you can download the app here.
FuboTV: You can stream and record live NFL games on FuboTV if you purchase a monthly subscription to their service.
Paramount Plus: You can stream live NFL games broadcast on CBS with Paramount Plus. (Note: A subscription is required for this service.)
Yahoo! Sports: You can stream live NFL games on Yahoo! Sports’ mobile app.
Panthers.com: You can stream all Panthers games on their website. (Note: This option is only available for in-market fans.)
NFL GamePass: You can stream all NFL regular season games on demand if you purchase NFL Game Pass*. It’s a little pricey at $100, but it also includes access to All-22 film. If you’re just desperate to watch the Panthers game there is a 7-day free trial, but sign up at your own risk if you’re one of those people who forgets to cancel before the free trial is over.
*Note: You cannot watch regular season games live with this option. You have to wait until after the games are over before you can stream them.
NFL Network will air condensed replays of a selected group of regular season games throughout the week. To see if/when the Panthers’ game will be replayed, you can check NFL Network’s television schedule for more information.
The Panthers will wear black jerseys for this game.
You can find info on NFL game odds by visiting DraftKings Sportsbook.
*- In case you care: The Bucs get the No. 2 seed with a win over the Panthers and a Rams loss to the 49ers.
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