Here are some numbers that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be better off not knowing or reading before Monday night’s game in Carolina against the Panthers.
After the Saints beat the Falcons in New Orleans on Sunday, NFC South teams now are a combined 23-2 at home, including 9-0 in divisional games.
Not only does this not bode well for Tampa Bay tonight, but it plays at Atlanta on Sunday, meaning the Buccaneers now are trying to do something this season that no other NFC South team has done.
And Carolina needs to be wary as well. In the regular season’s final week, it plays in New Orleans against the Saints.