MATCHUP: Carolina Panthers (0-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2)
WHERE: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
WHEN: Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. ET
VEGASINSIDER.COM SPREAD: Panthers by 3
TV ANNOUNCERS: Matt Vasgersian and J.C. Pearson
RADIO: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)
RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Hardy Nickerson
LAST WEEK: The Carolina Panthers lost on the road to the Minnesota Vikings in overtime, 16-13.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were sent home from Atlanta with a 14-3 loss to the Falcons.
THE LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET: Tampa Bay last clashed with Carolina in December of the 2005 regular season. The visiting Buccaneers downed the hometown Panthers in that contest, 20-10. That win snapped Carolina’s five-game winning streak vs. Tampa Bay.
BUCS-PANTHERS SERIES: The Bucs are 5-6 all-time in the regular season vs. the Panthers. Tampa Bay has lost three straight at home to Carolina and is 2-3 all-time at home vs. the Panthers.
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