Buccaneers send Panthers to fourth straight loss

AP

Cam Newton said last week he was playing the best football of his career. The Buccaneers only had three interceptions all season.

Both those statements evaporated into the ether Sunday.

The Bucs send the Panthers to a fourth straight loss by picking off Newton four times, taking a 24-17 win at home.

It was an ugly day for a Panthers (6-6) offense which has little margin of error the way their defense has been playing.

But they lost tight end Greg Olsen to a foot injury (the same one which cost him three games earlier this year and nine games last year), and they couldn’t protect Newton well enough for him to make a difference.

Newton was sacked four times but was hit far more often, and without him playing well the Panthers had little chance. He was also replaced for the game-ending Hail Mary attempt, which suggests again that the shoulder that was surgically repaired in March 2017 still isn’t right.

Jameis Winston, on the other hand, played a clean game, throwing for 249 yards and two touchdowns as the Buccaneers improved to 5-7

12 responses to “Buccaneers send Panthers to fourth straight loss

  1. Cam had a bad game, but it was probably only his 2nd bad game of the season. Anyone who thinks he’s been playing like this all year clearly hasn’t been keeping up.

  2. Can’t say that Newton isn’t an entertaining fellow.

    Just look at the way he dresses.

    Kind of like the Payne Stewart of the NFL.

  3. Panthers were doing fine until they signed that bum reid. Their safeties were doing fine. Panthers had a strong lead for the wildcard spot. Since they signed reid ,panthers have lost four in a row and are out of the playoffs. Reid is the worst signing ever for the panthers. Whoever signed that bum should be fired along with reid.

  4. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 5:45 pm
    Panthers were doing fine until they signed that bum reid. Their safeties were doing fine. Panthers had a strong lead for the wildcard spot. Since they signed reid ,panthers have lost four in a row and are out of the playoffs. Reid is the worst signing ever for the panthers. Whoever signed that bum should be fired along with reid.

    +++++++++++++++++

    So what do you think of Reid?

  5. “Since they signed reid ,panthers have lost four in a row and are out of the playoffs.”

    Panthers won 4 of their first 5 games after they signed Reid. But don’t let facts get in the way.

  6. newton has nearly alway stunk it up his whole career.That is nothing new to everyone else beside carolina fans. Overpaid and extremely overrated as a QB. Will give credit best Running QB in NFL today.Carolina need to draft sign a good QB .And give up on the newton era. He has never been a consistent passer as a QB.They call a lot of Running plays for him.He does not stay in the pocket long enough to pass to open Receiver. The game that carolina LOSS to detroit.The WR was wide open on the 2 point try.And newton threw the pass long and high.This has been happening his entire NFL career. Since newton came to carolina.They never have 2 consecutive win season yrs. carolina need to release newton and get a Good QB. Will also help with their salary caps space.

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