Buccaneers vs Panthers Final Score: Aggressive Panthers battle against Cam Pantheon, Tampa Bay's new defense


A mediocre Thursday night proved to be a wild and crazy affair between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers, while the Bucs were waiting for a 20–14 win.

Carolina counted an interception call with no pass, taking first place before the two-minute announcement, and the Panthers still had the opportunity to steal a win from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 1:28 left. On fourth-and-1 from the Buccaneers' three-yard line, Panthers star runner Christian McCabe hit straight and ran to his left, but Vernon pushed him out of bounds and stopped a meter from the scoreboard. Of the first attempt. Hargreaves concluded the play, defining a strong performance by the Tampa Bay defense, as Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians also recorded his first win with the franchise.

The play was part of a controversial night for Cam Newton and the Panthers. Let's examine this football game on Thursday night with some findings of the Panthers' performances that come out scratching their heads.

Why did the Buccaneers win?

Jamis Winston did her best over the years, possibly. Winston gave 16 of 25 for 208 yards and a touchdown to Tampa Bay in the win, with zero turnovers and a passer rating of 103.4. It was a much better performance than the previous four days when he threw three interceptions in the first game against San Francisco. There was an excellent relationship between Winston and Chris Godwin as Godwin finished with eight catches for 121 yards and a touchdown, with Winston gaining 20 yards in the second quarter.

Tampa's renewed defense was strong again, with Carolina passing for 352 yards, 3 of 14 (21 percent) for the third chance and 3 for the fourth. The Bucs had three catches, all forcing Shake Barrett (who finished with four quarterback hits) and three loose balls (recovery of one). When asked to make the biggest halt in the game, Vernon Hargreaves pushed Christian McCraeff out of bounds before his first attempt to preserve the win.

Carolina did not score a touchdown to defend Tampa.

Why did the Panthers lose?

The Panthers have serious problems on their offensive. Cam Newton battled all night, finishing with 51 (49 percent) for 333 yards with no touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 70.1 pin rating. Newton, who developed a new pitching movement during the descent after experiencing shoulder problems in recent years, missed open receivers and was unable to launch his pitches overnight. Newton could not finish the game and expanded the game, limiting his effectiveness. Remember that Newton had a sprain in a 3-week long gestation.

Carolina dropped Christian McCaffrey several times during the game, as McFrey caught 16 for 37 yards and two catches for 16 yards. He also failed to get a yard on the Panthers' previous offensive game. Following the NFC Wild Card Playoff loss against the Saints in January 2018, Greg Olsen led the Panthers with six catches for 110 yards, his first 100 yards a game.

Return point

It was a play that did not happen, but it was supposed to happen when Carolina was going to win. On the 1st and 10th at the 46-yard line at Tampa Bay Middle through the third quarter, Winston Breshad threw a deep left pass to Perriman, but a low ball. Panthers linebacker Luke Cuelli, who had 17 tackles on the night, read the pass brilliantly and dropped a safe interception with the Panthers at 12-10.

Tampa Bay (and Winston) had a second chance to take the lead and made four plays later. Pinton Barber picked up a 16-yard touchdown race for an all-time lead to give Tinta Bay a 1712 lead over Carolina.

If Kuechly falls with an interception, the Panthers survived with a win.

Play game

Hargreaves intercepted McFrey at the Buccaneers' three-yard line at 4-and-1, preventing the Panthers not only from reaching the final zone, but also found the first descending marker. The Buccaneers allowed the Panthers to run 10 plays in 60 yards with a 20–14 lead at the final time but did not allow Carolina a touchdown to win the game.

The Panthers tried their version of the "filly special" with a direct hit to McFrey, who did not deliver the ball to Curtis Samuel, took the ball and he laughed to his left in an attempt to defeat Hargreaves in the corner. Hargreaves did not run, and McCaffrey was to no avail.

Upon review, the ball was spotted near the two-yard line and the Panthers turned the ball down. Carolina finished in 0-of-three in the fourth, largely due to the Buccaneers defense.


"His leg is not like that, don't even trust, don't even worry about the leg. The leg has nothing to do with it ... We feel good that the game is a touchdown scoring and unfortunately, it didn't. Work. That's all I can say about how we feel about the game. "- Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who was on an unsuccessful game 4 and 1 and deciding the game, and he secretly called Cam Why is it not said in Gupta.

The Panthers made Newton in his fourth-down move, he did not call 0-for-3 to play the night. Newton sprained Prednisone, causing his Mobility may be hindered. He finished the night with two carries for zero yards.

What will happen next

The Buccaneers have the opportunity to continue their momentum with an appointment at home against the New York Giants on Sunday, September 22 (1 pm, Fox, Fubo Free Trial). Tampa Bay lost a 38–35 fight against New York last year, with 231 yards and two touchdowns on 18 of 18 Eli Manning 17s. Saquon Barclay had 142 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. The Giants come from a Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

The Panthers will travel to Arizona on Sunday, September 22 (4:05 pm, fox, try fuboTV for free), looking for their first win of the season against the Cardinals, who come from a Week 1 draw with the Detroit Lions. Carolina has not lost to Arizona since 2013 and has not played against the Cardinals since 2016. Arizona has an away game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

To see how everything evolved in real-time, check out our live blog of the night. You can also watch condensed formats and replays in 22 formats with NFL Game Pass.