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Panthers leave Cam Newton on the sideline. Sam Darnold comes up short on the sneak on fourth-and-inches.
6th total TD of Chuba Hubbard's rookie season, first receiving TD
As he does, Cam Newton is there on the sideline beaming while congratulating Sam Darnold after that beauty of a throw and catch with Robby Anderson.
Carlton Davis with good coverage on deep ball to D.J. Moore and it falls incomplete on fourth down. Stop for Bucs defense, and offense takes over at Bucs' 39 as second quarter begins.
Jeremy Chinn is inactive for the Panthers. He rolled his ankle at Saturday's practice.
Tony Romo says Panthers have to figure out their offensive identity improve their OL, adds he thinks Sam Darnold still has a future.
Shaq Thompson hits 100 for the 3rd straight season. Joining Beason, Kuechly and Davis as only players to do that in Panthers history twitter.com/Panthers/statuâ€¦
When my dad misses his exit he goes through a denial period and makes it worse by trying to find a work around instead of just going back to the original mistake and correcting it. This is David Tepper.
Feel like Lynn develops talent really well, but just doesn't make sense as a playcaller / game manager. Really interesting hire ahead for Detroit. - HC Dan Campbell connected to Joe Brady from Saints days - GM Brad Holmes obviously connected to the whole McVay tree twitter.com/rapsheet/statuâ€¦
Campbell was a good eval by Trent Baalke. Nearly makes up for the horrific eval Baalke and co. did on CJ Henderson twitter.com/_john_shipley/â€¦
Black jersey, white britches, as modeled by J.J. Jansen. pic.twitter.com/rGlUwE4nbA
The Panthers started the year with Donte Jackson, a first-round pick in Jaycee Horn, and A.J. Bouye at corner. Then they traded for Stephon Gilmore. At the moment, they have C.J. Henderson, Keith Taylor, and Madre Harper at the position.
Keith Taylor lost his helmet and injured his leg.
â€œTank sznâ€ is now over for the Carolina Panthersâ€”even before the final seconds of their 2021 season ticked away.
Prior to kickoff, the franchise officially clinched (if youâ€™d like to call it that) the sixth overall pick in the upcoming 2022 NFL draft. Regardless of their outcome against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this Week 18 finale, theyâ€”according to Tankathon.comâ€”cannot move up or down in the first-round order.
That area seems to be a sweet spot of sorts for Carolina, who picked from the eighth overall position in 2021 and the seventh in 2020. Those selections resulted in University of South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn and Auburn University defensive tackle Derrick Brown, respectively
Bucs' TE Rob Gronkowski just caught his 7th pass today, and with his receiving yardage against the Panthers as well, he reached an additional $1 million in incentives. Hit both 7 catches and over 85 yards today. $1M earned.
Tom Brady says everybody is happy for Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski hitting some important milestones because they are such good teammates.
Bucs WR Mike Evans just surpassed 1,000 receiving yards for the 8th straight season to begin his career, extending his own record for the longest such career in NFL history. So consistent.
What's the "official" reason Antonio Brown cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? You probably didn't know the answer until now.ðŸ§µ (This isn't a complaint about AB being cut. It's an example of underhanded treatment of an injured player that obscures what happened last Sunday.)
Scotty Miller goes 33 yards for a touchdown on an end-around -- Bucs now up 40-17, 4:07 left. PAT coming.
Ke'Shawn Vaughn extends the @Buccaneers lead! #GoBucs ðŸ“º: #CARvsTB on CBS ðŸ“±: NFL app pic.twitter.com/nop4YKU70h
"Just an incredible weekend," Bucs' Vita Vea says of signing a four-year extension, then getting a big win over Panthers and getting No. 2 seed in NFC.
"It's a happy locker room," Bruce Arians says of Bucs beating Panthers 41-17 and getting NFC's No. 2 seed in playoffs. They'll host the Eagles next week.
#Eagles are the far healthier team going into the playoffs Some will be back, but Buccaneers are currently missing: Chris Godwin Leonard Fournette Ronald Jones Shaq Barrett Jason Pierre-Paul Other key players dealing with injuries as well
CB Jamel Dean is questionable to return (hamstring). pic.twitter.com/lMpc4BDwcR
With that throw, Brady is done for the day and Blaine Gabbert is in. Brady finishes the day with 326 yards, finishing the season with 5,316 and 43 touchdown passes.
Bruce Arians pinpoints Breshad Perriman's sideline catch shortly before halftime as the biggest play of the game. The Bucs took the lead shortly after that and never gave it back.
A few candidates to keep an eye on for the Broncos' next head coach: Doug Pederson Nathaniel Hackett Dan Quinn Byron Leftwich Jim Caldwell
Andrew Adams picks off a Panthers pass -- Bucs are piling on now in the fourth quarter.
Big sack for Anthony Nelson, who's come on really well of late.
Tyler Johnson still has a ton of potential. If you'd said he'd have 31 catches for 338 yards this year, few would be disappointed. Didn't have any in first Panthers game, but I'd expect a bigger role today. Big question: Can he get in the end zone for first time this season? twitter.com/Rocky__XL/statâ€¦
Ryan Succop's field goal is good and Bucs lead 34-17 with 5:04 left.
Fumble!!!! Darnold loses the ball and it's recovered by Antoine Winfield Jr.! #Bucs get the ball in a great position to score again.
Ruling stands -- goal-line stop for Bucs on fourth-and-inches. Looked like Gholston, McLendon, Devin White getting in to stop Darnold.
Jamel Dean has come off the field with an injury. Pierre Desir in for him.
Joe Tryon-Shoyinka almost picks off a screen pass, but the incomplete on third down means Panthers are punting. Defense picking up on offense's energy ...
Nice 34-yard return for Jaelon Darden, and Bucs will start from their 38, leading 17-10.
Bucs defense has its first takeaway of the game, with Antoine Winfield recovering a fumble forced by Rakeem Nunez-Roches.
Hey look at that, the #Bucs get a stop. Carlton Davis knocks the ball away on fourth down and the Bucs get the ball back.
Guard Aaron Stinnie is active after returning from injured reserve on Saturday. He has missed the past five games.
Nice tackle for loss by rookie K.J. Britt for a 5-yard loss.
|CAR||1ST||7:27||Sam Darnold passed to Chuba Hubbard to the left for 2 yard touchdown||7||0|
|TB||2ND||11:14||Ryan Succop kicked a 39-yard field goal||7||3|
|TB||2ND||0:19||Tom Brady passed to Le'Veon Bell to the right for 1 yard touchdown||7||10|
|TB||3RD||11:59||Ke'Shawn Vaughn rushed up the middle for 2 yard touchdown||7||17|
|CAR||3RD||4:48||Lirim Hajrullahu kicked a 35-yard field goal||10||17|
|TB||4TH||15:00||Tom Brady passed to Mike Evans to the right for 3 yard touchdown||10||24|
|CAR||4TH||10:40||Sam Darnold passed to Robby Anderson to the left for 19 yard touchdown||17||24|
|TB||4TH||7:41||Tom Brady passed to Mike Evans to the left for 20 yard touchdown||17||31|
|TB||4TH||5:09||Ryan Succop kicked a 40-yard field goal||17||34|
|TB||4TH||4:17||Scotty Miller rushed to the right for 33 yard touchdown||17||41|
|Nick Leverett||G||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Kyle Trask||QB||Gameday Inactive||OUT|
|Ronald Jones II||RB||Ankle||OUT|
|Shaquil Barrett||OLB||Knee (acl) (mcl)||OUT|