The Panthers got by the Buccaneers, 31-13, at Raymond James Stadium.
Cam Newton picked apart the Buccaneers for three touchdowns (2 pass, 1 rush) on 23 of 32 passing for 221 yards and no interceptions. On the Buccaneers side, Mike Glennon went 30 for 51 with 275 yards passing, one touchdown and no interceptions.
Mike Tolbert was a standout player for the Panthers, rushing for 35 yards on seven attempts in addition to four receptions for 29 yards and a touchdown. Ted Ginn Jr. pulled in five balls for 80 yards.
The Carolina defense was the difference in the victory, giving up 48 yards rushing and 275 passing. They got to Glennon for three sacks.
Buccaneers tight end Tim Wright had a productive game with 48 receiving yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Vincent Jackson also gave a strong effort with 79 receiving yards.
Next week, the Panthers are at home against the Falcons (2-4) while the Buccaneers travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks (6-1).
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