In this Week 6 game Carolina and Tampa Bay face off for the second time this season. In London NFC South match-up takes place in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium where Tampa Bay are the nominated home team. The Week 2 game between these franchises has the result that the Bucs now sit with a 2-3 record and in a surprise 20-14 win.
The Panthers opened their season when their star quarterback Cam Newton missing out through injury hasn’t played since, so backup quarterback Kyle Allen has stepped up to the mark including the Bucs they had two home losses. MVP candidate Christian McCaffrey who is doing more than his fair share in the rushing and receiving stakes has been helped. In his three winning regular season games to date the undrafted free agent has thrown 0 interceptions and 5 touchdowns.
McCaffrey’s only blip coming in that Week 2 loss to the Bucs has been other worldly this season. In his last three games he is averaging over 200 yards of offense. The Bucs struggle to restrict McCaffrey to 37 yards rush defense is 3rd best in the league, but they will like they did in their first meeting.
For the first time since 199, the 49ers have started 4-0. They finished a fourth Vince Lombardi Trophy and a regular season record of 14-2 the season to add to their collection. Jerry Rice and Joe Montana leading the 49ers to five Super Bowl victories within 13 seasons were the key duo back in those days.
Deebo Samuel and Jimmy Garoppolo may not be as feared as that Hall of Fame pairing by defensive coordinators, but nonetheless to the 2019 season they have made a good start. On Monday night they made a statement, beating 31-3 the Cleveland Browns. Though this altogether will be a different test. In the last two seasons they have a combined 2-10 record against their divisional rivals and Los Angeles Rams NFC champions have more than enough firepower to give the first loss of the season to the 49ers.