Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28  Carolina Panthers 42 Sunday 4 November 2018        at  Bank of America Stadium
More of the same for the Buccaneers as the defense gave up a ton of points and fell behind early leading to the offense to try and bring it back only to fall short.  Ryan Fitzpatrick threw four scores but had two picks and a failed fake punt also led to another Panther touchdown drive as the Bucs fell to 3-5 on the season.
SCORING CAR 10:34-1Q Armah 1 run (Gano kick) CAR 3:14-1Q McCaffery 3 run (Gano kick) TB 14:15-2Q Howard 4 pass from Fitzpatrick (Catanzaro kick) CAR 11:20-2Q Samuel 33 run (Gano kick) CAR 7:24-2Q McCaffery 1 run (Gano kick) CAR 4:01-2Q Olsen 17 pass from Newton (Gano kick) TB 0:15-2Q Howard 3 pass from Fitzpatrick (Catanzaro kick) TB 5:14-3Q Humphries 5 pass from Fitzpatrick (Catanzaro kick) TB 14:24-4Q Humphries 30 pass from Fitzpatrick (Catanzaro kick) CAR 9:04-4Q Samuel 19 pass from Newton (Gano kick)
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Barber 11-31, Fitzpatrick 5-23, Rodgers 2-14, Wilson 2-7, Humphries 1-7. PANTHERS: McCaffery 17-79, Newton 11-33, Samuel 1-33, Moore 1- 32, Armah 1-1, Anderson 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Fitzpatrick 40-24-243-2-4, Anger 1-0-0-0-0. PANTHERS: Newton 25-19-247-0-2. RECEIVING BUCS: Humphries 8-82, Howard 4-53, Brate 3-15, Godwin 2-40, Jackson 2-32, Barber 2-9, Rodgers 2-(-4), Evans 1-16. PANTHERS: Olsen 6-76, McCaffery 5-78, Funchess 4-44, Samuel 2- 25, Moore 1-16, Wright 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. PANTHERS: Reid 1-39, Jackson 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Wilson 1-25. PANTHERS: none. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Humphries 2-15. PANTHERS: Byrd 1-12. SACKS BUCS: Nassib 1-10, David 0.5-4.5, McCoy 0.5-4.5, PANTHERS: Addison 3-24.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 97 Curry LG 74 Marpet DT 93 McCoy C 66 Jensen DT 91 Allen RG 77 Benenoch RDE 90 Pierre-Paul RT 69 Dotson MLB 53 Taylor TE 80 Howard WLB 54 David WR 10 Humphries DB 35 Elliott WR 11 Jackson LCB 24 Grimes WR 13 Evans RCB 33 Davis QB 14 Fitzpatrick SS 31 Whitehead RB 25 Barber FS 21 Evans PLAYED 7 Catanzaro, 9 Anger, 12 Godwin, 17 Watson, 22 Harris, 26 Adams, 29 Smith, 32 Rogers, 38 Wilson, 39 Johnson, 45 Cross, 49 Bullough, 50 Vea, 52 Lynch, 57 Spence, 59 Bond, 61 Wester, 67 Liedtke, 82 Auclair, 84 Brate, 89 Sanborn, 92 Gholston, 94 Nassib. DID NOT PLAY 3 Winston INACTIVES 4 Griffin, 27 Jones, 36 Stewart, 56 Nunez-Roches, 62 Smith, 65 Cappa, 71 Harris
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays OJ Howard scored the first two Buccaneer touchdowns - here is the first one Adam Humphries got his first score of the season early in the third quarter And after a coaches’ challenge, he got another one to bring the Bucs to within seven