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Bucs-Panthers: Breaking down Tampa Bay's 17-14 win by the numbers

Bucs cornerback Brent Grimes intercepts a pass intended for Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. [Getty Images]

Bucs cornerback Brent Grimes intercepts a pass intended for Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. [Getty Images]

A by-the-numbers look at the Bucs' 17-14 win over the Panthers:


Days between Bucs appearances on Monday Night Football, which was the league's third-longest absence. In their last appearance, the Bucs, who had lost their first eight games of the season, beat the Dolphins 22-19. The Jaguars last appeared in December 2011, and the Raiders last appeared in September 2013.


The Bucs' record in night games against NFC South opponents.


The Bucs' turnover margin against the Panthers, their best mark of the season. Tampa Bay, however, scored just three points off its takeaways.


The Bucs' record in games in which they have had a turnover differential of plus-4 or greater.


Panthers' record in games in which they have had a turnover differential of minus-4 or worse.


Game this season — Monday night's victory — in which Jameis Winston has not turned the ball over, though he was fortunate the Bucs recovered his fumble and the Panthers dropped a potential interception.


Roberto Aguayo's field goal percentage (4 of 8) through five games. Kyle Brindza's field goal percentage (6 of 12) through four games last season: 50.


Jacquizz Rodgers' rushing yards, a career high for the backup who started for the Bucs on Monday because of injuries to Doug Martin and Charles Sims. His 30 carries also were a career high. He rushed 13 times in the first quarter.


Panthers tight end Greg Olsen's receiving yards, a career high. In the last two games in which Derek Anderson started in place of Cam Newton — both of which were against the Bucs in 2014 — he caught 18 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown.

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