The Bucs earned their first win of the season and the first for Bruce Arians as head coach of the team with a nationally televised Thursday night win in Charlotte.   It was a series of big defensive plays no bigger than Vernon Hargreaves’ 4th down stop in the final two minutes that led the victory although the offense played turnover-free football and Jameis Winston threw a scoring pass to Chris Godwin.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Barber 23-82, Jones 4-9, Winston 4-9. PANTHERS: McCaffrey 16-37, Samuel 1-2, Newton 2-0. PASSING BUCS: Winston 25-16-208-0-1. PANTHERS: Newton 51-25-333-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Godwin 8-121, Evans 4-61, Brate 2-10, Ogunbowale 1-9, Barber 1-7. PANTHERS: Moore 9-89, Olsen 6-110, Samuel 5-91, McCaffrey 2-16, Wright 2-15, Hogan 1-12. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. PANTHERS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: none. PANTHERS: Hogan 1-21. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Wilson 3-21. PANTHERS: McCloud 4-39. SACKS BUCS: Barrett 3-20. PANTHERS: Poe 1-9, Burns 1-0, Addison 0.5-5, Carter 0.5-5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20  Carolina Panthers 14 Thursday 12 September 2019       at Bank of America Stadium
SCORING TB 5:36-1Q Gay FG40 CAR 2:52-1Q Slye FG32 CAR 8:26-2Q Slye FG37 TB 1:20-2Q Godwin 20 pass from Winston (Gay kick) CAR 0:00-2Q Slye FG54 CAR 7:51-3Q Slye FG51 TB 4:20-3Q Barber 16 run (Gay kick) CAR 13:21-4Q Safety - Barber tackled in endzone TB 2:26-4Q Gay FG32
COMMENTARY CREW Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DE 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet DT 50 Vea C 66 Jensen DE 92 Gholston RG 65 Cappa LOLB 58 Barrett RT 69 Dotson LILB 45 White TE 82 Auclair RILB 54 David TE 80 Howard ROLB 94 Nassib WR 13 Evans LCB 28 Hargeaves WR 12 Godwin RCB 33 Davis QB 3 Winston SS 34 Edwards RB 25 Barber FS 31 Whitehead PLAYED 8 Pinion, 9 Gay, 17 Watson, 19 Perriman, 22 Logan, 23 Bucannon, 24 Stewart, 26 Murphy-Bunting, 27 Jones, 35 Dean, 36 Stewart, 44 Ogunbowale, 48 Cichy, 51 Minter, 56 Nunez- Roches, 59 Bond, 71 Watford, 84 Brate, 85 Wilson, 91 Allen, 97 Triner, 98 Nelson. DID NOT PLAY 4 Griffin, 70 Hawkins. INACTIVES 10 Miller, 11 Gabbert, 39 Adams, 53 Harris, 61 Bailey, 72 Wells, 88 Hudson.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Chris Godwin scored his second touchdown in as many weeks Peyton Barber’s 16-yard score put the Bucs ahead to stay And it came down to Vernon Hargreaves’ game-saving tackle on fourth down