The Buccaneers were controlled by the Panthers, 31-13, at home.
Mike Glennon went 30 out of 51 for 275 yards passing, one touchdown and no interceptions. Cam Newton finished 23 for 32 with 221 yards passing, three touchdowns (2 pass, 1 rush) and no interceptions for the Panthers.
Mike James ran for 39 yards on 10 attempts and had four receptions for 25 yards. Tim Wright was a leading receiver, hauling in five passes for 48 yards with a score.
The Tampa Bay defense gave up 129 yards rushing and 221 passing. They sacked Newton three times.
Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert was impressive, churning out 35 yards rushing, 29 receiving and one touchdown. After Newton, he was the top performer for Carolina. Running back DeAngelo Williams was also solid with 43 rushing yards and one touchdown.
The Buccaneers travel to Seattle next week to meet the Seahawks (6-1) while the Panthers are at home to take on the Falcons (2-4).
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