The Carolina Panthers need themselves a win in Week 18 if they don’t want to hit the offseason on a seven-game losing streak. And while we know the vast majority of experts will be siding with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, can at least one of them foresee the upset happening?
Let’s find out.
USA TODAY: Buccaneers
So far, so bad for the Panthers. Each of the seven USA TODAY pickers, with margins of victory going anywhere from 10 to 17 points, go with the Bucs.
Another swing and a miss . . . or 11 more swings and misses. The entire ESPN crew takes Tampa Bay.
Pro Football Talk: Buccaneers
Mike Florio and Michael David Smith both go with a pair of blowout forecasts for the defending Super Bowl champions. Florio says 41-21, Smith 34-14.
CBS Sports: Buccaneers
Eight more up and eight more down to the Buccaneers.
Carolina’s last chance here in 2021, at least as far as these expert picks go, ends in a big nothing. All four picks swing towards Tampa.
The Panthers couldn’t reel in a single pick. And, quite frankly, they don’t deserve any faith considering the state that they’re in.
All 32 experts are going with the Buccaneers.