4 key matchups to watch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Christian McCaffrey
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Robby Anderson vs. Sean Murphy-Bunting

Robby Anderson‘s debut outing for the Carolina Panthers was nothing short of outstanding. The wide receiver lived up to his billing and more on his way to six receptions, 115  yards, and one touchdown. If he can continue this sort of form throughout the season it is going to be a significant help for an offense that has plenty of weapons to call upon.

Next weekend’s game against the Buccaneers represents another good opportunity for Anderson to make his presence felt. The task of covering No. 1 wideout option D.J. Moore will probably fall on Carlton Davis, leaving the former New York Jet opposite Sean Murphy-Bunting for the majority of snaps.

Murphy-Bunting was one of the strongest performers for the Bucs in Week 1, even though he gave up four receptions from five targets. The former second-round pick is still a little rough around the edges in only his second year at the next level. But it is hard to dispute the amount of talent he is working with.

The cornerback is sure to get all he can handle from Anderson, who is widely regarded as one of the NFL’s primary deep threats and can also make his presence felt with quick feet over shorter routes.

His chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater was there for all to see against the Raiders, which was another substantial confidence boost his chances going forward.