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Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Carolina Panthers: How they scored

How they scored

Team Score Time Drive The plays
1st 7-0

Tampa Bay

7:11 8 plays, 54 yards, 3:59 Earnest Graham 14-yard pass from Josh Freeman (Connor Barth kick). Key plays: Two big plays by Freeman (one pass, one rush) put the Bucs in position to score first. A 24-yard pass to tight end Kellen Winslow to the Carolina 30 on third and 10 kept the drive moving. And after a holding call forced a first and 19, Freeman picked up another first down with a 17-yard run on third and 11. Freeman hit Graham, who appeared to be uncovered, in the right flat for the touchdown on the next play. It was the running back's first touchdown catch in his seven-year career.
2nd 7-7


11:43 6 plays, 88 yards, 2:36 Steve Smith 37-yard pass from Matt Moore (John Kasay kick). Key plays: Backed up to their 12 after a holding call on a punt, Jonathan Stewart earned the Panthers some breathing room with a 19-yard run up the middle. One play later, Moore hit tight end Dante Rosario for a 26-yard gain on a deep pass over the middle. The Bucs defense stiffened, setting up fourth and 4 at the Tampa Bay 37. But Carolina's gamble to go for it paid off when Moore found his wide receiver Smith cutting across the field. He hit him in stride, and Smith ran untouched for the tying score.

Tampa Bay

7:43 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:00 Mike Williams 35-yard pass from Josh Freeman (Connor Barth kick). Key plays: The drive appeared over as the Bucs faced third and 17 from their 25 and Freeman was sent scrambling toward the right sideline under heavy pressure. But the second-year quarterback pulled up and launch a 40-yard pass to tight end Kellen Winslow, who made a fingertip catch. One play later, Freeman hit Williams cutting across the middle, and the rookie wide receiver picked his way through the secondary for his second touchdown of the season.
3rd 17-7

Tampa Bay

7:40 7 plays, 19 yards, 3:09 Connor Barth 24-yard field goal. Key plays: For the second straight week, an interception by cornerback Ronde Barber set up a Tampa Bay score. This time, Barber stepped in front of a pass intended for Steve Smith at the Carolina 30 and returned it 5 yards. The Bucs picked up 12 yards when defensive end Greg Hardy hit Josh Freeman after the play had been whistled dead for a false start. But two short runs and an incompletion forced the Bucs to settle for the field goal.
4th 20-7

Tampa Bay

14:46 10 plays, 50 yards, 4:51 Connor Barth 33-yard field goal. Key plays: Josh Freeman again hurt the Panthers on the ground (12-yard scramble) and through the air (11 yards to Kellen Winslow on third and 8). The big play was a pass interference call against cornerback Chris Gamble on a throw that floated after Freeman was hit as he threw. That gave the Bucs a first down at the Panthers 16. But three plays gained only 1 yard, and Barth remained perfect for the season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Carolina Panthers: How they scored 09/19/10 [Last modified: Sunday, September 19, 2010 7:54pm]
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