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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers: How they scored

First quarter
7-0 Panthers 11:21 7 plays, 83 yards, 3:39
Cam Newton 1-yard run (Olindo Mare kick). Key plays: Huge gains on three consecutive plays — a 19-yard run by Jonathan Stewart, 21-yard pass to TE Greg Olsen and 31-yard run by Stewart — sparked the Panthers' score on their first possession.
14-0 Panthers 5:07 8 plays, 43 yards, 4:53
Jonathan Stewart 1-yard run (Olindo Mare kick). Key plays: QB Cam Newton ran for 6 yards on fourth and 2, then picked up 27 to the Bucs 2 when he threw backward to WR Legedu Naanee, then caught Naanee's pass on the sideline. Stewart scored on a dive off left tackle.
14-3 Panthers 1:23 7 plays, 41 yards, 3:44
Connor Barth 50-yard field goal. Key play: Josh Johnson's first completion while subbing for the injured Josh Freeman was a 38-yarder to WR Arrelious Benn down the left sideline to the Panthers 34. Busted coverage by the Panthers left Benn all alone.


Second quarter
14-6 Panthers 10:52 7 plays, 18 yards, 4:01
Connor Barth 47-yard field goal. Key play: Starting at the Panthers 47 after a defensive stand deep in Panthers territory, the Bucs picked up two first downs, one coming on a 12-yard pass to TE Kellen Winslow, to set up another long Barth field goal.
21-6 Panthers 7:04 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:48
Legedu Naanee 19-yard pass from Cam Newton (Olindo Mare kick). Key plays: Newton hit TE Jeremy Shockey for 26 yards, ran for 22 on a third-and-8 scramble, then hit Naanee for the touchdown on third and 8.
21-9 Panthers 4:25 6 plays, 52 yards, 2:39
Connor Barth 46-yard field goal. Key play: Josh Johnson's second long completion of the game, a 42-yarder to WR Mike Williams to the Carolina 31, set up Barth's third field goal.
21-12 Panthers :58 8 plays, 27 yards, 2:22
Connor Barth 44-yard field goal. Key plays: Starting at their 47, the Bucs picked up 8 yards on a catch by TE Kellen Winslow and 14 on a Josh Johnson scramble to the Carolina 34 on third and 5, setting up another Barth field goal.
24-12 Panthers :00 5 plays, 55 yards, :58
Olindo Mare 43-yard field goal. Key play: Cam Newton hit WR Brandon LaFell for a 31-yard gain to the Bucs 25 one play before Mare's kick, which came as the first half expired.


Third quarter
31-12 Panthers 6:29 6 plays, 61 yards, 3:34
Cam Newton 1-yard run (Olindo Mare kick). Key plays: After a Panthers interception, Newton took charge. He hit WR Brandon LaFell for 28 yards to the Bucs 23, then picked up 20 yards on an option run. Newton scored his second rushing touchdown two plays later.


Fourth quarter
38-12 Panthers 9:48 15 plays, 91 yards, 7:46
Cam Newton 1-yard run (Olindo Mare kick). Key plays: Two penalties aided Carolina: DT Brian Price's unnecessary roughness and CB Anthony Gaitor's pass interference on a third-down incompletion. Newton hit Legedu Naanee for 19 yards and Steve Smith for 23.
38-19 Panthers 6:35 8 plays, 65 yards, 3:13
Desmon Briscoe 23-yard pass from Josh Johnson (Connor Barth kick). Key plays: Johnson picked up one first down with a 12-yard pass to WR Preston Parker and another on an 8-yard toss to WR Mike Williams to set up Tampa Bay's only touchdown.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers: How they scored 12/04/11 [Last modified: Sunday, December 4, 2011 8:56pm]
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