4 most important Panthers players against the Buccaneers in Week 2

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Which players on the Carolina Panthers could be classed as the most important when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a crucial Week 2 matchup?

The Carolina Panthers have it all to do when they come up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend.

They go into the NFC South divisional matchup at Raymond James Stadium as heavy underdogs, which is down in no small part to the reinforcements that the Bucs’ brought in during the offseason. The Carolina Panthers will need to be at their best to get anything from the game, and even that might not be enough.

It is a mammoth task awaiting the Panthers’ young roster, who did show some promising signs in their Week 1 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. They are coming up against an offense that is loaded with playmakers and this could bear more significance when one considers just how much Carolina struggled on the defensive side of the ball.

One area that the Panthers might be able to exploit is the Bucs’ secondary, which did look suspect in their opening weekend loss at the New Orleans Saints. But it is hard to deny that everything has to go right for Carolina in order to secure an improbable victory on their travels.

Some individuals will need to play a key role in any success that comes their way. Let’s take a look at four Panthers players who might be the most important when game day rolls around.