Panthers Have No Wins Against Teams With A Winning Record

December 27th, 2022

The battle for the NFC South crown on Sunday at The Licht House is sort of a loser bowl.

Coming to Tampa is the miserable Panthers, a team with no victories this season against a team that currently has a winning record. Yes, Carolina (6-9) beat the Seahawks (7-8) when Seattle still had a winning record, but the Seahawks already had begun their implosion.

Of course, Carolina blew out the Bucs 21-3 in October, but the Bucs (7-8) don’t have a winning record, either.

Imagine if the Panthers were able to pull off the upset and beat the Bucs on Sunday. They might actually win a division crown without a “W” against team with a winning record — in a 17-game season!

That would be one of the more bizarre stories in NFL history. Carolina closes its season at New Orleans.

There’s a divide at world headquarters. The Joe typing here doesn’t see the Panthers, a one-win team on the road this season, finding its way to a win Sunday. They’re coming off their best game of the season, but duplicating the punishing rushing performance on the road that got them the win is going to be extremely difficult against the Bucs.

40 Responses to “Panthers Have No Wins Against Teams With A Winning Record”

  1. NJbucs23 Says:

    Can’t wait to tune in ! sigh….

  2. Beej Says:

    Someone find where BL lives and let the air out of his tires

  3. Allen Lofton Says:

    The Bucs coaching – specifically Todd Bowles is not an inspiring leader – blame Leftwich if you want to, but he takes orders from the head coach – listening to Todd Bowles is agonizing – if you want TB back – changes need to be made

  4. ClwJB Says:

    Have not seen this team play an inspired 60 minute game all year

    As we have all seen since day 1 – they play to the energy of their “leader”

    It shouldn’t matter who is wearing the headsets this week- it’s time for the veteran leaders to make plays when it counts most

  5. LOL Says:

    Gonna be a barn burner. Cant wait. LOL

  6. Allbuccedup Says:

    The panthers are playing a little better than the cardinals.

  7. Hodad Says:

    Why do you think running on the Bucs will be difficult Joe? Want to bet right now which team will run for more yards? I say they get at least a 150 yards on the ground, us less then 100, this season it has mostly been thus. They pounded us 21-3 last time. We just don’t match up well with these guys. Another thing is, they are playing to keep Wilkes as coach. The Bucs on the other hand don’t seem to be playing for Bowles. I’m telling you this game is going to be a disaster for Tampa. It will be a big reason for tearing it all down, and starting over.

  8. ClwJB Says:

    They seal clubbed us the last time we played

    Kicked us in the teeth and we rolled over like roadkill

    They are licking their chops in the DLine room in Carolina

    I am scared to death but praying the players finally put it all together and execute our basic gameplan perfectly – it’s the only way we win

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We have to air it out ans score……..let’s get Mike in the game……

    Cannot allow them to run it against us…..

  10. Goatfarmer Says:

    Panthers 26

    Todd 3

  11. Bosch Says:

    If Panthers beat Bucs, the silver lining is an increased likelihood of a Bowels movement at the end of season. I am sure at kick of I will be pulling for the Bucs, anyway, but for now I am torn.

  12. Fishhawkbuc Says:

    Wow. We beat 1 team with a winning record. The Cowgirls.

  13. Casual Observer Says:

    Agree with Joe’s prediction. An eked out, last minute, win by the GOAT. Again.

  14. orlbucfan Says:

    Let’s hope that the fossil throws for-real passes that All-Pros like Julio, ME13, CG14, etc. have a snowball’s chance in h3ll of catching. That means not way in front of their feet or way overhead.

  15. Ed Says:

    Bucs havn’t played a good 60 minute game all year. Defensing the Panthers is like defending the Bucs. Stop the run and neither team can move the ball consistantly. Neither team is explosive so you get to watch more of the same that the past 16 games have shown us, the Bucs are a team that cannot finish the job.

    It would be nice if the players step up Sunday because their coaching staff doesn’t know how to put them in the right places to be successful.

    Its tiring watching the game being put on the defense when you have some weapons that Brady can have some success with. Brady has to stop rushing these plays and get his timing down. He knows where to go with the ball but is clearly lacking the confidence to make throws he used to make easily.

    It really looks to me like the timing on the offense is way off and too slow. He isn’t waiting the extra half second to plant and throw. Way too many of his throws are off the back foot because he is bailing out.

  16. Mickman Says:

    So what the bucs have one win against a winner this year.

  17. NEfan Says:

    Oral, wasn’t it Carolina where Mike Evans DROPPED the pass a 7 year old Pop Warner player could catch. Yes I believe that was the game.

  18. HC Grover Says:

    Time for Bowzo Ball this Sunday.

  19. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I want the Bucs to wrap it up against the Panthers, but I have little confidence they will. Bowles and Leftwich are the worst.

  20. SKBucsFan Says:

    Your headline is good news for the Panthers then! The Bucs have a losing record. I mean they have the highest payroll, veteran laden roster, with the GOAT leading the charge , but still a losing record. But the coaches are safe.

  21. Couch Fan Says:

    Ill be glad when the Panthers curb stomp us again and the Glazers will have no choice but to fire the clowns running this circus.

  22. Mike C Says:

    Smh too much negative vibe in here, done with this site until after we beat the panthers. Yes I mean we because I will be yelling my ass off trying to help our D win back to back division titles, crap on it if you will but I will enjoy the hell out of winning the south.

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Considering the offensive line is going to be in even worse shape for the Bucs…there will be no “airing it out”.

  24. SOEbuc Says:

    Lmfao. Imagine if the Panthers pull an upset against the Bucs. Upset against Bucs does not exist.

  25. Craig Says:

    Reality check; the Bucs do not have a winning record.

    Even if the Bucs can beat the Panthers, questionable, they still won’t be a winning team.

    My thoughts on who will win have vacillated both ways, I will have to watch and hope because I can’t figure this Bucs team out.

  26. Alanbucsfan Says:

    When Bucs didn’t run hurry up offense vs Cardinals, the Cards’ D took away intermediate to short throws by lining up 4-5 players 5-10 yards from line of scrimmage- receivers weren’t open and Brady doesn’t trust this OLine enough to wait for receivers to get open.
    If Bucs don’t play hurry up vs Panthers , this game will be a curb stomping unless Bucs D dominates the Panthers’ run game. Bucs didn’t do that the 1st time they met.
    What’s the saying?- It is what it is.

  27. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Considering that the Bucs are one of the teams with a losing record that the panthers beat, doesn’t make that statement anymore reassuring.

  28. Darin Says:

    Bodes well for them them cuz the Bucs have a losing record.

  29. Demetrius Says:

    How can anyone blame the HC is this situation. Tom Brady is not the player he once was a because of that he can no longer carry the team and overcome its shortcomings and flaws. You cant call someone the GOAT and them blame their coaching when the teams loses. This is on Brady

  30. Demetrius Says:

    this whole season is on Brady

  31. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Wilkes was 1-15 in his only season as a head coach. He was served the leftover offensive coordinator in waiting ( Bowles was sent off to destroy The Jets )…Byron Two Leftwich/Feet. They had a bottom of the league offense and it served as a Vietnam experience for Josh Rosen. Do you think Wilkes wants to punish Lefty for that? I do…

  32. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Correction: Wilkes was 3-13 and then fired…not 1-15. The team was 32nd out of 32 in points scored, however. BA had a huge bottle of cologne ( not Oui Piere Desir though ) to cover the stinkyness of his hand picked staff.

  33. Cobraboy Says:

    200+ yards rushing by the Kitties will seal the end of this pathetic season.

    Kitties D > Cards D by an exponent.

  34. JimmyfromNY Says:

    Don’t worry thevMike Evans yahoos will be thrilled next year Kyle Trask and Blaine Gabbert will force ball the ball to Mike Evans doesn’t matter if he runs the wrong route or quits on it , they will turn the ball over 35 times and win 2,games. But as long as Mike gets those receptions in those yards, that’s all that matters. The guy has been a complete bust this year. He’s quit on the team. He’s basically told you that. He doesn’t run the right route. He quits on route. He doesn’t battle for extra yards half of Bradys interceptions because 13 quits on the play.

  35. Sumosam Says:

    We have been waiting for the offense to click all year. This sure is a good time to do it.

  36. unbelievable Says:

    And the Bucs have how many wins against teams with winning records?




    Wow, so much better lol.

  37. orlbucfan Says:

    Hey, NEfan, you’ll be gone when fossil is. Can’t be quick enuff.

  38. John Says:

    why don’t the Bucs pick up some offensive linemen

  39. ChattBucsFan Says:

    Slow news day??

  40. Ed Says:

    Watching the Panthers vs the Lions, the holes were huge and the Lions looked like they didn’t want to tackle the 2 power backs the Panthers have, Foreman and Chuba. Neither of those backs are explosive but when they get into the second level the back end of the Lions didn’t do much to prevent all of those big runs.

    Bowles will have to play 8 in the box and let Darnold have his throws. They have to keep the Panthers in 3rd downs and take their chances instead of playing back.

    They will need Vea and Hicks and Nelson to make tackles.

    Offensively the Bucs are nothing special this season, no explosiveness from Evans or Godwin. They have to have short fields to score touchdowns. Or run hurry up.

    No reason to feel confident in them. Only way they win is if their Captains like Brady and White and David play super games.

    Fast start, no more predictable offense. It is too easy to defend. Even poorly ranked defenses stop the slow moving Buc offense. They have to have urgency or they suck.