Buccaneers Down Carolina 20-7 - Match Report
Josh Freeman passed for 2 TDs and 178 yards in leading Tampa Bay to a 20-7 win over Carolina on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.
Tampa Bay was an underdog by 4 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 37.5.
Carnell Williams rushed for 51 yards, while Josh Freeman added 43 yards in the win. Kellen Winslow and Mike Williams added 83 and 54 receiving yards respectively.
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 54 yards for Carolina, while Jonathan Stewart added 43 yards. Matt Moore threw for 125 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Steve Smith and Dante Rosario had 66 and 47 yards respectively.
Tampa Bay was outgained by Carolina 278-273 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 16-14 by the Panthers.
Carolina lost the time of possession battle 30:49/29:11, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Steelers. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Cincinnati.