Opportunity lost. In a season that already has seen more than its fair share of disappointing defeats, this one may stick in the craw of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a little while. Tampa Bay got a 300-yard passing game from their rookie quarterback. The offense rolled up 469 yards and had six opportunities in the Carolina red zone. Their franchise player put on a show. Their running game churned up 154 yards on the ground. After bending for 100 yards rushing in the first half, the Buccaneers defense shut down the Carolina running game during the second half and, for the first time in three games, held them under 160 yards rushing. Tampa Bay allowed just one touchdown, limited the Panthers offense to 309 total yards and held Carolina to 16 points. There was just one problem. The team that ...
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