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September 09, 2012

Second Barth field goal moves Bucs to 13-0 lead over Panthers

TAMPA - Connor Barth's 20-yard field goal gave the Tampa Bay Bucs a 13-0 lead over the Carolina Panthers with 2:55 to play in the first half Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The 13-play, 90-yard drive could have resulted in a touchdown, but consecutive stellar plays from Carolina's Thomas Davis, returning this season from a third ACL surgery on the same knee, kept Tampa out of the end zone. Tampa Bay's offense has dominated the Panthers' defense in the first half. Two 13-play drives and a solid defense have kept Cam Newton off the field and Carolina out of the end zone. -------------- Connor Barth's 36-yard field goal extended the Tampa Bay Bucs' lead over the Carolina Panthers to 10-0 late in the first quarter. The Panthers have managed one first down in two possessions thus far. ----------------------- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used a 13-play drive capped by a Josh Freeman to Mike Williams touchdown pass to take a 7-0 lead over the Carolina Panthers with 5:20 left in the first quarter. Freeman was 7-for-7 on the drive as the Bucs took advantage of an aggressive defense with play-action passes. ---------------- Five minutes to kickoff of Panthers at Bucs (Fox, 4:35 p.m.): The pregame chatter on Twitter.


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