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Panthers put together solid drive, take first lead

Carolina Panthers' Derek Anderson (3) throws a pass over Tampa Bay Buccaneers' William Gholston (92) in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

We have a touchdown. Finally.

After an ugly first half in which the Buccaneers dominated but only got two field goals to show for it, the Panthers started the second half by marching for a touchdown to take a 7-6 lead.

Things tend to work that way.

Cameron Artis-Payne’s 1-yard touchdown run capped an 11-play, 75-yard scoring drive as the Panthers chewed up nearly the first six minutes of the second half.

They followed that with a defensive stop, and momentum has shifted. The Bucs had the ball for almost 22 minutes in the first half but couldn’t score a touchdown and now must play catch up.

Bucs center Joe Hawley was taken to the locker room after being injured on his team’s first drive of the third quarter. The team announced that he has a knee injury and is questionable to return.

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2 Responses to “Panthers put together solid drive, take first lead”
  1. username5891 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:28 PM

    Bucs coach sucks. There were time where you throw the ball on early downs with good field position and he called run plays. Bucs don’t throw enough on 1st down.

  2. mortyglickstein says: Oct 10, 2016 10:44 PM

    Why did ESPN hire a hypnotist to call the Monday Night games?

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