The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the 2016 NFL season with nine wins in the NFC South. The Bucs are trying to make it back to the top of the NFC South and get back to their glory years in the 2017-18 NFL season. Struggling to find his way this year, Jameis Winston will look to shine in 2017.
Founded in 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bucs) are a professional football franchise based in Tampa, FL. The Buccaneers currently compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the NFC South division against rivals Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and Carolina Panthers. The Bucs play their home NFL games at the Raymond James Stadium in front of 65,000 fans. The Buccaneers are the first post-merger expansion team to win a division title, win a playoff game, and to host and play in a conference championship game; all three accomplishments occurred during the 1979 season. Steve Young, Warren Sapp, Tim Brown, and Tony Dungy are a few of the NFL Hall of Famers to come through the franchise.
The Carolina Panthers placed 4th in the NFC South in 2016 with 6 wins and 10 losses. The Panthers struggled throughout the 2016 season with injuries and lost of star players via Free Agency and retirement. The Carolina Panthers are looking for a great 2017 NFL season under the leadership of Cam Newton and make another run to Super Bowl LII.
Founded in 1996, the Carolina Panthers are a professional football team based in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers compete in the National Football League (NFL in the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) South division against rivals like Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Panthers play their home NFL games at the Bank of America Stadium in front of 75,000 football fans.
The Panthers played well in their first two years, finishing 7–9 in 1995 (an all-time best for an NFL expansion team’s first season) and 12–4 the following year, winning the NFC West before ultimately losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. They did not have another winning season until 2003, when they won the NFC Championship Game and reached Super Bowl XXXVIII, losing 32–29 to the New England Patriots. Reggie White, Bill Polian, and Kevin Greene are just a few of the NFL Hall of Famers to come through the organization.