Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Panthers sound positively giddy at the prospect of climbing over the .500 mark for the first time in the Ron Rivera/Cam Newton era, and the franchise hasn't been on the winning side of life since the end of 2008, its most recent playoff-qualifying season. Can't imagine Carolina getting a better opportunity to win on the road than this, against a free-falling Bucs team that probably isn't in the mood to rally around embattled head coach Greg Schiano in order to help save his job. That's just how it appears from the outside looking in, but the silence is deafening in terms of support for Schiano coming from his own locker room. New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles The Giants could actually move to within a game of Philly by making it two in a row, but the Eagles should be desperate to win and stay within reach of first-place Dallas. Chip Kelly's club won at MetLife Stadium three weeks ago against the Giants, in the game in which Michael Vick pulled his hammy.