Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Carolina Panthers 19 Sunday 14 December 2014 at Bank of America Stadium
SCORING CAR 8:19-1Q Gano FG29 TB 5:54-1Q Evans 8 pass from McCown (Murray kick) CAR 1:14-1Q Gano FG49 CAR 1:10-2Q Gano FG38 TB 0:02-2Q Murray FG48 CAR 13:53-3Q Cotchery 2 pass from Anderson (Gano kick) CAR 8:31-4Q Gano FG45 TB 3:11-4Q McCown 16 run (Murray kick)
The final road game of the season was another case of what might have been with the offense failing at key points and the defense proving unable to stop the Panthers most of the day.   There was a disputed play on an apparent fumble that led to a Panther fieldgoal but it was not enough to claim a moral victory on the day.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Martin 14-96. Sims 7-34, McCown 2-21. PANTHERS: Stewart 22-73, Brown 1-17, Anderson 5-14, Whittaker 2- 13, Tolbert 2-4. PASSING BUCS: McCown 28-13-154-1-1. PANTHERS: Anderson 40-25-277-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Jackson 6-70, Sims 3-45, Evans 2-13, Shephard 1-23, Martin 1-3. PANTHERS: Olsen 10-110, Benjamin 8-104, Cotchery 5-47, Brown 1- 10, Stewart 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. PANTHERS: Kuechly 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Rainey 1-25. PANTHERS: Whittaker 3-59, Tolbert 1-2. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Rainey 0-0. PANTHERS: Bersin 2-18. SACKS BUCS: Lansanah 1.5-2, David 1-4, Smith 0.5-2. PANTHERS: Ealy 1-7, Harper 1-0, Johnson 0.5-5.5, Addison 0.5-5.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 69 Dotson DE 56 Smith LG 70 Mankins DT 93 McCoy C 62 Dietrich-Smith DT 97 Spence RG 66 Omameh DE 90 Johnson RT 75 Cousins WLB 54 David TE 64 Pamphile MLB 51 Lansanah TE 88 Stocker SLB 45 Lemon WR 83 Jackson LCB 27 Banks WR 13 Evans RCB 21 Verner RB 22 Martin SS 30 McDougald QB 12 McCown FS 38 Goldson PLAYED 7 Murray, 9 Koenen, 18 Murphy, 25 James, 26 Butler, 29 Johnson, 32 Frey, 34 Sims, 37 Tandy, 39 Dixon, 43 Rainey, 48 DePaola, 50 Fletcher, 52 Williams, 57 English, 61 Allen, 72 Gilkey, 82 Myers, 84 Brate, 89 Shepard, 91 Bowers, 92 Gholston, 96 Fatinikun DID NOT PLAY 8 Glennon INACTIVE 10 Herron, 11 Patton, 31 Wright, 59 Foster, 73 Collins, 87 Sef- Jenkins, 98 McDonald
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Brady Quinn