The 27-minute weather delay in Charlotte wasn’t nearly long enough.
The Buccaneers lead the Panthers 10-9 at halftime in a game rivaling last week’s Thursday night affair between the Packers and Bears for boredom. Tampa Bay scored the game’s only touchdown on a 20-yard pass from Jameis Winston to Chris Godwin with 1:20 remaining in the first half.
Winston, who threw three interceptions in the season opener, including two pick-sixes, is 11-of-14 for 146 yards and the touchdown. Godwin has five catches for 79 yards.
Running back Christian McCaffrey has 10 carries for 30 yards and one catch for 6 yards.
Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, playing his former team for the first time, has two tackles, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hit.