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Panthers-Buccaneers: A by-the-numbers look at Tampa Bay’s 17-3 loss

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Bucs’ 17-3 loss to the Panthers on Sunday:

3

Points the Bucs scored. The last time an opponent held them to three points: Dec. 21, 2014. The Bucs lost 20-3 to the Packers and finished 2-14.

0

First half points the Bucs scored against the Panthers.

5

Times this season the Bucs have scored seven or fewer points in the first half.

-10

Bucs’ halftime point deficit, the third time this season they’ve trailed at halftime by double digits (-18 against the Vikings, -24 against the Cardinals).

11

Explosive plays the Bucs allowed against the Bills last Sunday. (Explosive plays are pass plays of at least 16 yards and run plays of at least 12 yards.)

3

Explosive plays they allowed against the Panthers.

7

Explosive plays the Bucs executed.

254

Yards the Bucs allowed Sunday, the fewest they’ve allowed this season and fewest since they allowed the Seahawks to gain 245 last season.

8

Consecutive games the Bucs had won when allowing less than 350 yards.

3

Bucs’ turnovers, all committed by Jameis Winston (a fumble and two interceptions). This is the third time this season they’ve committed at least three turnovers in a game.

.138

The Bucs’ all-time winning percentage in games in which they commit at least three turnovers. They’ve lost 19 in a row.

1-2

Bucs’ record this season when they hold opponents to 23 or fewer points.

8-0

Bucs’ record last season when they held opponents to 23 or fewer points.

49

Receptions through eight games for Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, a team record. He caught five of seven targets Sunday.

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