You'd call it a shootout, if more than one side was shooting.
Tampa Bay got out to a 7-0 lead over the Panthers thanks to some blown plays by the Panthers defense, and Carolina never matched when they had the ball.
The Bucs put together an odd touchdown drive helped by the fact that CB Richard Marshall never bothered tackling QB Josh Freeman, and then no one bothered covering FB Earnest Graham. On the last one, Graham was able to walk untouched into the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown pass.
It wouldn't have been as bad if the Panthers looked competent at all with the ball. There were a few nice runs by DeAngelo Williams, but QB Matt Moore looked anything but confident. He missed a potential gain when RB Jonathan Stewart dropped a screen pass, and threw two away where it appeared he had receivers open downfield.
The crowd's already getting a little uneasy.
—- Darin Gantt