The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered Sunday’s sport towards the 1-5 Carolina Panthers as double-digit favorites. They left as outright losers in a 21-3 defeat. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady struggled, ending simply 32-of-49 with zero touchdowns. Tampa Bay additionally couldn’t discover success on the bottom, averaging 2.9 yards a carry for 46 whole yards dashing. It was so dangerous up entrance that beginning guard Luke Goedeke and backup Nick Leverett changed one another on two separate events.
The Panthers, who traded star working again Christian McCaffrey to the 49ers this week, had their greatest efficiency of the season. Quarterback P.J. Walker was 16-of-22 for 177 yards and two touchdowns. D’Onta Foreman added 118 yards on 15 carries whereas Chuba Hubbard supplied 63 yards and a landing.
Carolina struck first on a 20-yard landing go from Walker to D.J. Moore with 29 seconds till halftime. Hubbard’s 17-yard landing rush with 3:11 remaining within the third supplied a 14-0 cushion, and after a Ryan Succop 27-yard subject objective, the Panthers but once more responded.
Walker, beginning his second straight sport after Baker Mayfield was dominated out with an ankle damage, led a seven-play, 75-yard drive that culminated in a 29-yard landing go to Tommy Tremble.
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