Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3  Carolina Panthers 17 Sunday 29 October 2017   at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING CAR 1:34-1Q Stewart 1 run (Gano kick) CAR 0:17-2Q Gano FG28 TB 4:49-3Q Murray FG41 CAR 8:48-4Q Benjamin 25 pass from Newton (Gano kick)
A week after the offense looked so good in Buffalo, they struggled all game at home against the Panthers and hence the Buccaneers fell to their fourth straight defeat.  On only one play did they move into the redzone and three turnovers proved too much to overcome.    The defense kept Carolina in check most of the day but one long first half scoring drive and a short field following a turnover saw the two Panther touchdowns recorded.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS:  Martin 18-71, Winston 3-13, Rodgers 1-1. PANTHERS: Newton 11-44, Stewart 11-34, Samuel 1-11, Artis- Payne 4-8, McCaffery 4-3. PASSING BUCS:  Winston 38-21-210-2-0. PANTHERS:  Newton 32-18-154-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS:  Evans 5-60, Brate 4-64, Humphries 4-26, Jackson 3-37, Howard 2-16, Godwin 1-8, Martin 1-4, Rodgers 1-(-5). PANTHERS: McCaffery 5-49, Dickson 4-24, Benjamin 3-39, Samuel 2-15, Funchess 2-11, Shepard 1-14, Artis-Payne 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS:  Conte 1-0. PANTHERS: Adams 1-2, Kuechly 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS:  Reedy 1-13. PANTHERS: Shepard 1-33, Samuel 1-23. PUNT RETURNS BUCS:  Reedy 3-23. PANTHERS: Clay 3-22. SACKS BUCS:  none PANTHERS: Addison 1.5-12.5, Peppers 1-0, Love 0.5-3.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 91 Ayers LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 74 Marpet DT 90 Baker RG 73 Sweezy RDE 92 Gholston RT 69 Dotson MLB 58 Alexander TE 80 Howard WLB 54 David WR 10 Humphries SLB 51 Beckwith WR 11 Jackson LCB 28 Hargeaves WR 13 Evans RCB 29 Smith QB 3 Winston SS 23 Conte RB 22 Martin FS 21 Evans PLAYED 7 Murray, 9 Anger, 12 Godwin, 18 Reedy, 25 Barber, 27 Olatuye, 32 Rodgers, 34 Sims, 35 Elliott, 37 Tandy, 43 Ward,  52 Lynch, 53 Glanton, 56 Tapp, 59 Bond, 62 E Smith, 65 Sanborn, 77 Benenoch, 84 Brate, 88 Stocker, 94 Clarke, 95 Russell, 98 McDonald. DID NOT PLAY 14 Fitzpatrick INACTIVES 24 Grimes, 26 Robinson, 36 McClain, 66 Wester, 68 Hawley, 82 Auclair, 96 Siliga.
COMMENTARY CREW Chris Myers and Darryl Johnston
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Chris Conte had an interception early in the second half Patrick Murray’s 41-yard fieldgoal was the only scoring of the day for the Bucs When it came to big offensive plays, this 17-yard run by Doug Martin was one of the better ones