INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Williams 17-92, Ward 5-32, Freeman 3-30, Pressley 1-0. PANTHERS: Stewart 26-120, Sutton 6-38, Moore 1-(-1). PASSING BUCS: Freeman 44-23-321-5-0. PANTHERS: Moore 20-14-161-1-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Bryant 5-116, Winslow 4-69, Stovall 4-68, Stroughter 3-23, Ward 3-17, Williams 2-14, Stevens 1-9, Graham 1-5. PANTHERS: Smith 3-78, Muhammad 4-43, King 3-17, Rosario 2- 11, Martin 1-6, Stewart 1-6.. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Hayes 1-20. PANTHERS: Beason 2-36, Godfrey 1-12, Gamble 1-12, Harris 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Stroughter 5-129. PANTHERS: Rosario 1-19, Sutton 1-18, Schwartz 1-16. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Stroughter 5-16. PANTHERS: Gamble 1-0. SACKS BUCS: Crowder 1-9. PANTHERS: Peppers 1-4, Hayden 1-2.
Eight times the Bucs got inside the Carolina 30-yard game in this game but only came away with two fieldgoals and hence took a tough road loss to the Panthers.  Josh Freeman threw five interceptions to offset his first 300-yard game, three of the turnovers coming in the critical area of the field as the Bucs were poised to score.   "It was a tough day for the young man," Raheem Morris said of Freeman,  "He just made some bad decisions. Maybe he tried squeezing some balls into Antonio Bryant or Kellen Winslow. He's just got to make better decisions there and generate more points."   The Tampa offense did rack up a season-high 469 yards with Cadillac Williams joining in the fun on the ground but it all came to naught in the end.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 Carolina Panthers 16 Sunday 6 December 2009 at Bank of America Stadium
SCORING CAR 9:49-1Q Stewart 3 run (Kasay kick) CAR 4:14-1Q Kasay FG23 TB 13:30-2Q Barth FG21 TB 10:01-2Q Barth FG46 CAR 6:14-3Q Kasay FG40 CAR 7:12-4Q Kasay FG23
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn LDE 97 Wilkerson LG 76 Zuttah DT 98 Sims C 52 Faine DT 95 Hovan RG 75 Joseph RDE 91 White RT 65 Trueblood WLB 54 Hayes WR 89 Bryant MLB 51 Ruud TE 82 Winslow SLB 58 Black TE 86 Stevens LCB 33 Mack WR 85 Stovall SS 21 Piscitelli RB 24 Williams FS 36 Jackson QB 5 Freeman RCB 20 Barber SUBSTITUTIONS 2 Paulescu, 10 Barth, 16 Figurs, 18 Stroughter, 22 Smith, 28 Ward, 29 Roberson, 34 Graham, 37 Anderson, 41 Lynch, 45 Pressley, 48 Economos, 50 McCoy, 53 Koutouvides, 57 Hayward, 61 Compas, 69 Dotson, 87 Clark, 88 Gilmore, 92 D.Moore, 94 K.Moore, 96 Crowder DID NOT PLAY 11 J Johnson GAMEDAY INACTIVES 12 Carpenter, 16 Figurs, 74 Murphy, 77 Lee, 83 Nunn, 87 Clark, 92 D.Moore, 94 K.Moore
COMMENTARY CREW Ron Pitts and John Lynch
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Antonio Bryant with a toe-tapping catch down the left sideline for a big gain Geno Hayes comes up with an interception off a deflected pass Tim Crowder provides a small bright spark with a sack