The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-4) defeated the Carolina Panthers (5-10) 32-6 on Sunday afternoon in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Buccaneers got a 55-yard touchdown run from Ke'Shawn Vaughn to take an early 7-3 lead. In the second quarter, Tampa Bay added two field goals and a Cameron Brate touchdown grab late to build a 19-6 halftime lead. Ronald Jones scored the only touchdown in the second half, but the Buccaneers defense held strong as Tampa Bay held onto a 32-6 win.
Playing without a number of key offensive weapons, Tom Brady went 18-for-30 with 232 yards and one touchdown passing. Ke'Shawn Vaughn was the Buccaneers leading rusher with seventy yards and a touchdown on the ground. Antonio Brown, returning from a three game suspension, had ten catches for 101 yards to lead all receivers.
The Buccaneers defense was tremendous, using seven sacks to keep the Panthers out of the end zone.
The Buccaneers will next head to New York to play the Jets next Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 PM next Sunday - you can hear the game on 97.9 WXTB-FM - the Mighty 98 Rock.
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