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Week 2: Buccaneers (20) @ Panthers (23)

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  1. Claven

    Claven OMFL-Redskins

    Oct 8, 2009
    Week 2: Buccaneers (20) @ Panthers (23)



    Charlotte, NC- Pepper Hicks Reporting

    After winning week 1, the Panthers traveled back home to take on division rival Tampa. Since the Falcons loss to the Cardinals already and win could but them a top the division early. (Though the Saints still have to play their game.) With out starting LE Charles Johnson the Panthers defense needed to step up and give their offense a chance to win the game.

    Panthers won the toss and received, but their opening drive the Tampa D swarmed and allowed nothing on the ground. Panthers were forced to punt. Later in the 1st quarter the Buccaneers drew first blood with a 3 yard O. O'Neal TD run. With the ball back the Panthers just couldn't get anything going againt the Tampa defense.

    The 2nd quarter was more of the same. Panthers offense look terrible just not able to run or pass the ball very well. After a fumble by Deangelo Williams the Buccaneers managed a 23 yard FG. to lead 10 to 0.

    Then on the very next possession Panthers offense started to churn. DeAngelo broke a 83 yard TD run. Then after stopping Tampa on their following drive, Panthers QB Matt Moore found Rookie WR. Brandon Lafell in the back corner of the end zone. It was a 29 yard strike and Lafell with some nice footwork, kept his feet inbounds for the score. unfortunately John Kasay chunked the extra point. so going into the Half Panthers now led by 3, 13 to 10.

    In the 3rd quarter both defenses play well. only allowing each other 1 FG a piece. First Kasay with a 51-yarder to extend the Panthers lead to 6, but Barth cut it back with a 18-yarder at the end of the 3rd.

    In the 4th and was anybodies game but neither team seem to be able to do much. Late in the 4th the Panthers did manage a to put together a nice drive moving the ball down the field and taking alot of time off the clock. They then broke deep inside the redzone forcing the Buccs to use the rest of their timeouts. Then DeAngelo broke their backs with a 4 yard TD run to put the Panthers ahead by 10 and seemly win the game.

    With only 2 minutes left the Buccaneers needed to work fast and thats what they did. They were able to move the ball well throwing underneath and having plenty of room to get out of bounds to stop the clock. With 1 minute left on the clock A. Freeman fired a beautiful pass in the back corner of the endzone just barely out the reach of the Panthers defender, who tried to swat the ball and Mike Williams used his height and brought the ball in for 6 points.

    After the extra point, Tampa lined up for the onside kick down by 3 with 1 minute left. The kick was solid but Panthers hung on to it and Matt Moore and the offense were able to kneel it out for the victory. The Final score was Panthers 23 the Buccaneers 20.

    Back in the first quarter Panthers lost starting ROLB Thomas Davis for the game but Eric Norwood filled in nicely in his absence. Panther now at 2-0 and sit atop the NFC South awaiting the Saint/49ers result. Panthers will stay at home and host the 1-1 Cincinnati Bengals. It's not going to be easy
    for the Panthers, as they will have to find a way to contain Carson Palmer. T.O, OchoCinco, and Cedric Benson. Also the Bengals managed to keep the ball for 24 minutes out of 32 in their last game, so the Panthers need to make sure their ready when they play.

    Stats for the game:

    Week 2
    1 2 3 4 OT T
    Buccs 7 3 3 7 0 20
    Panthers 0 13 3 7 0 23 FINAL

    Score Summary:
    First Quarter
    (TB) O.O'Neal, 3 Yd run(C.Barth kick), 3:51

    Second Quarter
    (TB) C.Barth, 23 Yd FG, 3:42
    (CAR) D.Williams, 83 Yd run(J.Kasay kick), 3:26
    (CAR) B.LaFell 29 Yd pass from M.Moore(missed kick), 0:43

    Third Quarter
    (CAR) J.Kasay, 51 Yd FG, 4:57
    (TB) C.Barth, 18 Yd FG, 0:05

    Fourth Quarter
    (CAR) D.Williams, 4 Yd run(J.Kasay kick), 1:57
    (TB) M.Williams 23 Yd pass from J.Freeman(C.Barth kick), 1:00

    Ind. Player Stats:
    Freeman, J. 19/29 1int 1TD 270yrds

    Benn, A. 2recs 33yrds
    Williams, M. 6recs 1TD 104yrds
    Winslow, K. 5recs 77yrds
    Ward, D. 2recs 21yrds
    Brown, R. 2recs 29yrds
    Smith, C. 2recs 6yrds

    Ward, D. 11ats 23yrds
    Graham, E. 2ats 9yrds
    Williams, C. 3ats 16yrds
    O'Neal, O. 1ats 1Td 3yrds
    Smith, C. 5ats 10yrds

    Moore, M. 15/23 2ints 1Td 217 yrds

    LaFell, B. 1rec 1Td 29yrds
    Smith, S. 4recs 41yrds
    Fiammetta, T. 1rec 12yrds
    Williams, D. 2recs 11yrds
    King, J. 4recs 76yrds
    Stewart, J. 3recs 48yrds

    Williams, D. 18ats 2TDs 139yrds
    Stewart, J. 2ats 6yrds



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