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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers | Summary: Key numbers from Sunday’s game

Carolina Panthers defensive end Bryan Cox Jr (91) returns a fumble by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017.
Carolina Panthers defensive end Bryan Cox Jr (91) returns a fumble by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the first half at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Panthers 22, Buccaneers 19

Tampa Bay

3

6

7

3

19

Carolina

3

9

3

7

22

First Quarter

Car—FG Gano 25, 8:13. Drive: 7 plays, 26 yards, 3:55. Key Plays: Newton 1 run on 3rd-and-1; C.Conte 12-yard face mask penalty; Newton 1 run on 3rd-and-7. Carolina 3, Tampa Bay 0.

TB—FG Murray 31, 2:24. Drive: 11 plays, 63 yards, 5:49. Key Plays: Winston 9 pass to Humphries on 3rd-and-7; Barber 34 run. Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 3.

Second Quarter

Car—FG Gano 28, 8:38. Drive: 10 plays, 71 yards, 4:58. Key Plays: R.McClain 4-yard defensive pass interference penalty on 3rd-and-4; Newton 11 pass to Olsen; Newton 31 pass to D.Byrd. Carolina 6, Tampa Bay 3.

TB—FG Murray 41, 2:58. Drive: 6 plays, 61 yards, 2:18. Key Play: Winston 70 pass to Godwin. Tampa Bay 6, Carolina 6.

Car—D.Byrd 103 kick return (kick blocked), 2:43. Drive: 0 plays, 0 yards, 00:15. Carolina 12, Tampa Bay 6.

TB—FG Murray 21, :02. Drive: 9 plays, 72 yards, 2:41. Key Plays: Winston 16 pass to Evans on 3rd-and-7; V.Butler 15-yard face mask penalty; Winston 36 pass to Humphries; M.Adams 3-yard defensive holding penalty on 3rd-and-6. Carolina 12, Tampa Bay 9.

Third Quarter

TB—Wilson 18 pass from Winston (Murray kick), 10:27. Drive: 3 plays, 49 yards, 1:01. Key Plays: Alexander 28 interception return to Carolina 49; Winston 28 pass to Evans. Tampa Bay 16, Carolina 12.

Car—FG Gano 30, 4:49. Drive: 12 plays, 68 yards, 5:38. Key Plays: Newton 12 pass to McCaffrey; McCaffrey 10 run; J.Robinson 10-yard defensive pass interference penalty on 4th-and-8; Newton 17 run on 3rd-and-1. Tampa Bay 16, Carolina 15.

Fourth Quarter

TB—FG Murray 26, 14:57. Drive: 10 plays, 67 yards, 4:52. Key Plays: Winston 39 pass to Martino on 3rd-and-8; Winston 19 pass to Sims on 3rd-and-3; Winston 18 pass to Martino. Tampa Bay 19, Carolina 15.

Car—Newton 2 run (Gano kick), :35. Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards, 2:25. Key Plays: Newton 23 pass to Bersin; Newton 13 pass to Clay; Newton 11 pass to Clay on 3rd-and-10; Newton 5 pass to Olsen on 3rd-and-8; Stewart 1 run on 4th-and-1. Carolina 22, Tampa Bay 19.

A—71,463.

TB

Car

FIRST DOWNS

20

20

Rushing

3

8

Passing

12

9

Penalty

5

3

THIRD DOWN EFF

6-11

4-13

FOURTH DOWN EFF

0-0

1-1

TOTAL NET YARDS

392

255

Total Plays

57

59

Avg Gain

6.9

4.3

NET YARDS RUSHING

66

115

Rushes

24

31

Avg per rush

2.8

3.7

NET YARDS PASSING

326

140

Sacked-Yds lost

6-41

2-20

Gross-Yds passing

367

160

Completed-Att.

21-27

16-26

Had Intercepted

0

1

Yards-Pass Play

9.9

5.0

KICKOFFS-EndZone-TB

6-3-0

6-5-5

PUNTS-Avg.

1-50.0

3-39.7

Punts blocked.

0

0

FGs-PATs blocked

0-0

0-1

TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE

41

181

Punt Returns

0-0

1-3

Kickoff Returns

1-13

6-178

Interceptions

1-28

0-0

PENALTIES-Yds

12-72

6-50

FUMBLES-Lost

3-3

1-0

TIME OF POSSESSION

29:30

30:30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Tampa Bay, Barber 13-51, Martin 6-7, Winston 3-6, Rodgers 1-2, Sims 1-0. Carolina, Newton 14-52, McCaffrey 9-39, Stewart 7-19, Whittaker 1-5.

PASSING—Tampa Bay, Winston 21-27-0-367. Carolina, Newton 16-25-1-160, Anderson 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING—Tampa Bay, Evans 6-107, Godwin 3-98, Humphries 3-51, Brate 3-13, Martino 2-57, Barber 2-4, Sims 1-19, Wilson 1-18. Carolina, Bersin 3-45, Olsen 3-27, Funchess 3-11, Clay 2-24, McCaffrey 2-19, Byrd 1-31, Whittaker 1-4, Stewart 1-(minus 1).

PUNT RETURNS—Tampa Bay, None. Carolina, Clay 1-3.

KICKOFF RETURNS—Tampa Bay, Sims 1-13. Carolina, Byrd 3-146, Whittaker 2-19, Cox 1-13.

TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS—Tampa Bay, Conte 8-1-0, Ward 5-4-0, Alexander 4-4-0, David 3-8-0, Beckwith 2-3-0, McCoy 2-2-1, McClain 2-1-0, Baker 1-2-0, Russell 1-1-1, Elliott 1-0-0, Grimes 1-0-0, McDonald 0-5-0, Clarke 0-1-0, Siliga 0-1-0, Gholston 0-1-0. Carolina, Coleman 8-2-0, Bradberry 6-1-0, Worley 4-1-1, Kuechly 3-5-0, Adams 2-4-0, Short 1-4-1.5, Thompson 1-4-0, Peppers 1-2-1, Addison 1-2-.5, Horton 1-1-1.5, Love 1-1-0, Jones 1-1-0, Butler 1-0-0, Seymour 1-0-0, Mayo 1-0-0, Lotulelei 0-2-.5, Munnerlyn 0-1-0, Cox 0-1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS—Tampa Bay, Alexander 1-28. Carolina, None.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Tampa Bay, Murray 51.

OFFICIALS—Referee Jerome Boger, Ump Richard Hall, HL Ed Camp, LJ Mike Carr, FJ Eugene Hall, SJ Walt Coleman IV, BJ Tony Steratore, Replay John McGrath.

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