4 sneaky threats the Panthers should be wary of against the Bucs

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Which players could become sneaky threats to the Carolina Panthers in their pursuit of achieving an unlikely victory at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

The Carolina Panthers are just hours away from taking the field at Raymond James Stadium for their Week 2 clash at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This is the first NFC South divisional matchup of the season for the Carolina Panthers, who are looking to cause a major upset against a team that is in win-now mode thanks to the acquisition of legendary quarterback Tom Brady.

Whether the Panthers can achieve what would be a monumental victory at this stage of their development remains to be seen. Significant adjustments need to be made following their opening weekend loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and losing veteran Pro Bowler Kawann Short and second-round pick Yetur Gross-Matos will not aid Carolina’s cause on the defensive side of the ball.

Everything needs to go right in order for Matt Rhule to pick up his first triumph as an NFL head coach. Stranger things have happened in the league. But there is no denying the size of the task awaiting the Panthers.

The Bucs have some obvious threats across all areas of the game who can really make the Panthers pay if they are not firing on all cylinders. Bruce Arians’ men also boast some under-the-radar individuals who might not get the same attention as the likes of Brady. But Carolina should ignore them at their peril.

Let’s take a look at four sneaky threats that the Panthers need to monitor closely throughout the game.