Bucs vs. Panthers NFL Game Capsule

Gregory Shamus

The Panthers hold a 15-11 all time series edge over the Bucs.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (3-8) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (8-3)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS

PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

15-11

STREAKS

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schiano: 2-1

Rivera: 3-2

LAST WEEK

W 24-21 at Lions

W 20-16 at Dolphins

LAST GAME

10/24/13: Panthers 31 at Buccaneers 13. Carolina QB Cam Newton accounts for 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush). Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams adds 12-yard TD run.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/18/12: Buccaneers 27, Panthers 21 (OT). Tampa Bay WR Vincent Jackson scores TD & 2-point conversion with 0:12 remaining. Bucs TE Dallas Clark has15-yard TD catch for win.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00PM ET): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 113 (TB), 108 (Car.). XM: 230 (Car.).

STATS

PASSING

Glennon (R): 168-269-1,782-13-4-91.6

Newton: 208-337-2,353-17-9-88.3

RUSHING

Rainey: 69-277-4.0-3

D. Williams: 151-610-4.0-2

RECEIVING

Jackson: 58-888-15.3-5

S. Smith: 51-581-11.4-3

OFFENSE

303.4

318.8

TAKE/GIVE

+10 (T3C)

+10 (T3C)

DEFENSE

346.1

297.5 (3L)

SACKS

McCoy: 6

Johnson: 8.5

INTs

6 tied: 2

3 tied: 3

PUNTING

Koenen: 43.0

Nortman: 47.6 (3C)

KICKING

Lindell: 71 (23/23 PAT; 16/21 FG)

Gano: 78 (30/30 PAT; 16/18 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: Aim for 4th win in row

Rookie QB MIKE GLENNON has 77.3 comp. pct. (34 of 44), 478 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 142 rating in past 2. Has 10 TDs vs. 1 INT in past 6 games (Note: He had 1 TD, 0 INT and a 80 QB RTG in week 8 against the Panthers)

RB BOBBY RAINEY has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3 games

WR VINCENT JACKSON had 6 catches for 94 yards & TD in last game at Car. Among active players (min. 200 catches), has NFL-best 17.5 avg. (402 catches, 7,026 yards)

WR TIQUAN UNDERWOOD had 3 catches for 108 yards (36 avg.) & 2 TDs (85 & 7 yards) last week

Rookie TE TIM WRIGHT caught 1st career TD in last meeting

LB LAVONTE DAVID is only player in NFL with 90+ tackles (98), 5+ sacks (5) & INT (2)

S MARK BARRON is 2nd on club with 72 tackles

DT GERALD MC COY has 4 sacks in past 3

CB DARRELLE REVIS had 2 INTs, incl. 67-yard TD, in 11/29/09 game vs. Car. (with NYJ)

CB LEONARD JOHNSON had 48-yard INT-TD last week

PANTHERS: Aim for 8th win in row

In 5 meetings, QB CAM NEWTON has 106.6 rating & 5 rush TDs. Has 9 career games with 2+ pass TDs & 1+ rush TD (2 vs. TB). Is only player with 50+ pass (57) & 25+ rush (27) TDs in 1st 3 NFL seasons

RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has 9 rush TDs in past 10 vs. TB

RB MIKE TOLBERT has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in past 7. Had rec. TD in Week 8

WR STEVE SMITH has 7 career 100-yard games vs. TB

WR BRANDON LA FELL has TD in 3 of past 4 vs. TB. Had career-long 91-yard TD in 12/24/11 meeting

TE GREG OLSEN had GW TD last week. Had TD catch in last meeting…

PANTHERS lead NFL in fewest points allowed (151)

DE GREG HARDY has 15 sacks in past 20 games

Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads NFL with 257 tackles (which is effin awesome!)

Since 2010, DE CHARLES JOHNSON is only NFC player with 40+ sacks (41.5) & 10+ FFs (10). Had 2 sacks in last game vs. TB...(Please let him suite up this weekend!)

S MIKE MITCHELL is only player in NFL with 3+ INTs (3), 2+ sacks (2.5) & 2+ FFs (2)... our defensive FA pick up of the year!

CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN had 74-yard INT-TD in last home meeting vs. TB (A repeat would be nice)

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