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November 18, 2012

Last-minute Bucs touchdown ties game 21-21

Score: Panthers 21, Buccaneers 21

Scoring play: A 24-yard touchdown reception from Josh Freeman to Vincent Jackson.

Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, :50.

Key play: From the Bucs 20, Freeman found Tiquan Underwood for an 18-yard reception. Thomas Davis was called for a penalty when he hit a defenseless receiver in the head. The play gave Tampa Bay the ball on the Carolina 47.

Time of game: :12 in the fourth quarter.

Worth mentioning: This is the Panthers first overtime game since Dec. 21, 2008. Carolina is 5-9 in overtimes in the franchise history.


Score: Panthers 21, Buccaneers 13

Scoring play: A 40-yard field goal by Connor Barth.

Drive: 10 plays, 58 yards, 1:57

Key play: A 22-yard reception by Vincent Jackson on first down from the Carolina 33. The play got the Bucs in Panther territory.

Time of game: 4:03 in the fourth quarter.

Worth mentioning: The Panthers will try to drain clock by running the ball. The Bucs have two timesouts remaining along with the two-minute warning.


Score: Panthers 21, Buccaneers 10

Scoring play: A 29-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton to Brandon LaFell.

Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 4:34

Key play: A 17-yard reception by Steve Smith. The veteran wide receiver had three catches for 33 yards before making a crucial third-down grab on a quick slant that extended the Panthers drive.

Time of game: 6:00 in the fourth quarter.

Worth mentioning: This is the 18th time the Panthers have entered the fourth quarter leading or tied under Ron Rivera. Carolina is 8-9 in those games. 

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on November 18, 2012 at 03:52 PM | Permalink


Please fire Rivera tomorrow...

Posted by: Ryan | Nov 18, 2012 4:44:34 PM

Didn't think I'd ever say this but... last two drives, play not to lose? Again? Fire the whole coaching staff!!!

Posted by: JT | Nov 18, 2012 4:50:14 PM

Only the panthers can do this......what a joke.....I'm glad I don't buy tip to see this bad act.......how does a 29 yr nfl coach get out coached by a college coach.....I think Rivera is on meds, does he have any emotion to lead......at least we will get a better schedule next year.....

Posted by: Pantheru | Nov 18, 2012 4:55:59 PM

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