Bucs vs. Panthers Week 16 Match-up Capsule

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-10) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-9)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS

PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

13-9

STREAKS

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Morris: 2-3

Rivera: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 31-15 vs. Cowboys

W 28-13 at Texans

LAST GAME

12/4/11: Panthers 38 at Buccaneers 19. Carolina QB Cam Newton rushes for 3 TDs, setting NFL record for rushing touchdowns (13) by QB in single season.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/9/10: Buccaneers 20, Panthers 7. Tampa Bay RB Earnest Graham (14 yards) & WR Mike Williams (35 yards) record 1st-half receiving TDs in Buccaneers victory.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Chad Pennington. SIRIUS: 136 (TB), 112 (Car.). XM: 231 (Car.).

STATS

PASSING

Freeman: 287-468-3,044-13-18-73.5

Newton (R): 283-475-3,722-17-16-82.3

RUSHING

Blount: 176-758-4.3-5

D. Williams: 141-717-5.1-5

RECEIVING

Winslow: 62-644-10.4-2

S. Smith: 72-1,299 (3L)-18.0-6

OFFENSE

321.2

393.1

TAKE/GIVE

-10

-2

DEFENSE

389.3

364.9

SACKS

Clayborn (R): 7.5

Johnson: 9

INTs

Barber: 3

Gamble, Martin: 3

PUNTING

Koenen: 44.7

Baker: 42.4

KICKING

Barth: 93 (21/21 PAT; 24/26 FG)

Mare: 93 (36/37 PAT; 19/25 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS:

  • QB JOSH FREEMAN has 3,044 pass yards, 2nd consecutive 3,000-yard season. Aims for 3rd win in row vs. Car. In past 2 meetings, has completed 30 of 48 (62.5 pct.) for 419 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 118.3 rating. When Freeman has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-2
  • RBLE GARRETTE BLOUNT has 7 career 100-yard games
  • WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 5 catches for 93 yards in last meeting. Had 35-yard TD in last game at Car.
  • TE KELLEN WINSLOW has catch in 90 games in row. Has 62 catches, his 5th season with 60+.
  • WR DEZMON BRISCOE had 23-yard TD in last meeting. Had TD last week.
  • CB RONDE BARBER has started 197 consecutive games, most by CB inNFLhistory. Is only player inNFLannals with 25+ sacks (27) & 40+ INTs (43).
  • DE ADRIAN CLAYBORN ties for 2nd among NFC rookies with 7.5 sacks. Last week, had sack & FF &LB DEKODA WATSON had FR-TD.
  • RookieDE DA'QUAN BOWERS had career-high 1.5 sacks in last meeting

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PANTHERS:

  • QB CAM NEWTON has 30 total TDs (17 pass, 13 rush), most by rookie inNFLhistory. His 13 rush TDs most ever in season by QB. Has 3,722 pass yards & needs 18 to pass PEYTON MANNING (3,739) for most by rookie. In last meeting, became 3rd player & 1st QB inNFLhistory with 3+ rush TDs, pass TD & reception in game
  • In 3 meetings with 18+ att.,RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has rushed for 459 yards (153 per game) & 6 TDs. Has 120+ yards & 2+ TDs in all 3. Has 4 rush TDs in past 4. In 3 meetings with 15+ att.,RB JONATHAN STEWART has rushed for 345 yards (115 per game) & 4 TDs
  • WR STEVE SMITH is 2nd in NFC with 1,299 rec. yards & needs 101 to reach 1,400 for 3rd time. LeadsNFLwith 27 catches of 20+ yards.
  • WRLEGEDU NAANEE had TD in last meeting.
  • TE RICHIE BROCKEL scored 1st career TD last week. Was member of US National Team that won gold medal at IFAF World Champ
  • DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 17 sacks in past 21. Had sack in last meeting.
  • RookieDE THOMAS KEISER had sack & INT in last game vs. TB.
  • LB JORDAN SENN had 1st INT last week.
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