The Buccaneers needed a strong response after an ugly loss against the New Orleans Saints last week.
And that's exactly what they got.
Tom Brady accounted for four total touchdowns and Ronald Jones added a 98-yard TD run - the longest in Bucs history - to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 46-23 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon.
Brady threw for 341 yards and connected with Cameron Brate, Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski for touchdowns. He also added a 1-yard TD run in the 4th quarter.
The Buccaneers led 20-17 in the 3rd quarter and started a drive from their own 2 when history was made.
Jones took the handoff from Brady and took it to the house 98 yards to extend the Tampa Bay lead & etch his name in the Bucs record books.
Jones fumbled early in the game, but Coach Bruce Arians stuck with him and the young running back rewarded his coach's faith in him with 192 yards on the ground.
Ryan Succop continued his strong season for the Bucs converting on all four of his field goal attempts.
Jason Pierre-Paul had a solid game for Tampa Bay as well, intercepting a pass from Carolina QB Teddy Bridgewater, and also sacking him in the 4th quarter as well. Unfortunately for Bridgewater and the Panthers, the signal-caller was injured on the play and did not return.
THAT DIDN'T WORK : The Panthers attempted a fake punt in the 3rd quarter, their fourth attempt of the season, but Bucs WR Justin Watson didn't bite on the fake and sacked Panthers punter Joseph Charlton for a five yard loss & a turnover on downs.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE BUCS : The 7-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back in action next Monday night as they host the L.A. Rams at Raymond James Stadium. Kickoff is at 8:15pm and our coverage starts at 6pm with the Countdown to Kickoff on 95.3 WDAE and AM 620.
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