The Carolina Panthers are looking to get on a bit of a roll to finish out the season. Ron Rivera has come out this week and talked about building momentum towards next season and winning back-to-back games for the first time since 2009.
Carolina is a team on the upswing, but needs to start turning close and frustrating defeats into wins. The Panthers have a good chance to extend their win streak to two games on Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay won 10 games a year ago, yet is suffering through a miserable season in which Josh Freeman's play has been troublesome. Freeman's status for Sunday's contest is up in the air after he hurt his shoulder late in a loss to Tennessee.
Everything that could have gone wrong for the Bucs this season has, and the Panthers will have an opportunity to add to Tampa's misery with a win.
Let's take a look at three keys to the Panthers winning on Sunday.