The Carolina Panthers are throwing some haymakers in their big bout against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On their fourth possession of the afternoon, the Panthers pieced together an aggressive eight-play, 57-yard touchdown drive—which accounted for their second visit to the end zone. This trip ended in the hands of wide receiver DJ Moore, who reeled in a beauty of a loft from quarterback Sam Darnold.
Moore’s 24-yard catch helped give the Panthers a 14-0 lead at the 7:51 mark of the second quarter. It was also Darnold’s second tuddy toss on Sunday, with the first coming on a 17-yard strike to tight end Tommy Tremble on the opening touch of the contest.
The fifth-year passer has led the league in yards per attempt (8.6) since taking over the starting role back in Week 12.