3 bold predictions for the Panthers vs. Bucs in Week 10

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All three leading wideouts will get 100 yards from scrimmage.

The Buccaneers wide receiving corps, led by Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown, are the talk of the town. But the Carolina Panthers have three dynamic studs of their own.

Todd Bowles’ run-stuffing defense forced Carolina to try to beat them through the air, which led to D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson nabbing over 100 yards each on 17 catches. With Curtis Samuel’s touches increasing as a runner and a receiver, three-figures from scrimmage could be well in range for him this week.

Per game, the passing defense is the Buccaneers’ weakest area, but not by much. Saints quarterback Drew Brees only passed for 222 yards last week, but he was given a short field position more often than not due to Tom Brady’s three interceptions. In terms of passing yards, Teddy Bridgewater had his best outing of the season against Tampa Bay.

It’s more important for Moore, Anderson, and Samuel to score touchdowns than to rack up yardage. But with a lot more time in Joe Brady’s scheme with is similar to what is deployed in New Orleans compared to Week 2, all three of the young wide receivers may find a way to do both.