INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: C.Williams 16-77, Johnson 8-45, Ward 1-2.PANTHERS: D.Williams 30-152, Stewart 17-110, Delhomme 1-5.PASSINGBUCS: Johnson 17-11-147-1-0.PANTHERS: Delhomme 17-9-65-2-1.RECEIVINGBUCS: Stroughter 3-65, Winslow 3-29, Bryant 2-37, Clayton 1-9, Ward 1-5, Graham 1-2.PANTHERS: Muhammad 3-27, D.Williams 2-20, King 2-8, Rosario 1-6, Smith 1-4.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: Jackson 1-26, Ruud 1-2.PANTHERS: Davis 1-24.KICK RETURNSBUCS: Stroughter 3-142, Smith 1-25.PANTHERS: Moore 3-59.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Smith 1-6.PANTHERS: Munnerlyn 1-34.SACKSBUCS: White 1-10.PANTHERS: Johnson 2-19, Peppers 2-7.
Once again the Tampa defense was run over by a pair of Carolina Panther running backs as DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart both went over the 100-yard mark bringing back memories of the Monday Night debacle the 2008 team had incurred the previous season. Special teams were a mixed bag as although Sammie Stroughter had the third kick return touchdown in franchise history, Clifton Smith was the victim of a terrible late hit on a punt return, one that would ultimately lead to the ending of his NFL career. "We either need to get better up front or we need to get better people," Raheem Morris said. "We've got to find a way to stop the run when it counts, and that last drive was one of the times it counted."
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Carolina Panthers 28Sunday 18 October 2009 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORINGTB10:57-1Q C.Williams 20 run (Andrus kick)CAR11:48-2QD.Williams 20 run (Kasay kick)CAR12:07-3Q King 1 pass from Delhomme (Kasay kick)CAR2:33-3Q Stewart 26 run (Kasay kick)TB2:17-3Q Stroughter 97 kickoff return (Andrus kick)TB8:33-4Q Jackson 26 interception return (Andrus kick)CAR0:29-4Q D.Williams 1 run (Kasay kick)
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipCadillac Williams opens the scoring with a 20-yard run round the left sideSammie Stroughter has the third kick-off return touchdown in franchise historyTanard Jackson’s interception return that tied the score in the fourth quarter