Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 Carolina Panthers 10
Sunday 9 September 2012 at Raymond James Stadium
TB5:20-1QWilliams 6 pass from Freeman (Barth kick)
TB1:20-1QBarth FG36
TB2:55-2QBarth FG20
CAR8:55-3QLaFell 22 pass from Newton (Medlock kick)
TB7:58-4QBarth FG40
CAR2:46-4QMedlock FG21

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Martin 24-95, Ware 2-14, Freeman 7-13, Blount 3-8.
PANTHERS: Pilares 1-10, Newton 5-4, Tolbert 1-2, Williams 6-(-1).
PASSING
BUCS: Freeman 24-16-138-0-1.
PANTHERS: Newton 33-23-303-2-1.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Jackson 4-47, Martin 4-23, Lorig 4-21, Williams 2-12, Clark 1-33, Blount 1-2.
PANTHERS: Smith 7-106, Olsen 6-56, LaFell 3-65, Murphy 3-63, Tolbert 3-8, Williams 1-5.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Barber 1-24, A.Black 1-0.
PANTHERS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Smith 3-55.
PANTHERS: Adams 1-31.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Parker 1-0. Stroughter 0-0.
PANTHERS: Adams 3-28.
SACKS
BUCS: McCoy 1-8, Bennett 1-2, Barber 1-2 .
PANTHERS: Edwards 1-7, Hardy 1-3.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Roy Cummings reports from Raymond James Stadium
Award-winning columnist Martin Fennelly's opinions
How Rick Stroud saw the game unfold
Gary Shelton weighs in with his thoughts
Early Bucs offense nice change from last year
Freeman, Bucs offense able to protect ball
Run defense steps up against Panthers
Mike Sullivan talks about debut
McCoy leads Bucs' defensive effort
Game notes from the season opener
The official gamebook including the play-by-play
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT70 Penn LDE71 Bennett
LG77 Nicks DT93 McCoy
C76 Zuttah DT90 Miller
RG62 Larsen RDE94 Clayborn
RT65 Trueblood WLB54 David
TE44 Clark MLB59 Foster
WR19 M Williams FS 43 A Black
WR83 Jackson LCB25 Talib
TE88 Stocker SS24 Barron
RB22 Martin CB20 Barber
QB5 Freeman RCB21 Wright
PLAYED
9 Koenen, 10 Barth, 18 Stroughter, 27 Blount, 28 Ware, 29 Johnson, 33 McDonald, 34 Smith, 35 Grimm, 37 Tandy, 41 Lorig, 48 Economos, 50 Te'o-Nesheim, 56 Watson, 57 Hayward, 58 Black, 69 Dotson, 86 Noble, 87 Parker, 95 Gibson, 96 Irvin, 97 Johnson
DID NOT PLAY
6 Orlovsky, 74 Wallace
INACTIVE
17 Benn, 23 Lewis, 26 Gaitor, 31 Biggers, 53 Goode, 79 Meredith, 92 Gilberry