Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • TB 403
    • 331 CAR
  • Turnovers

    • TB 3
    • 1 CAR
  • Possession

    TB CAR
    31:50 32:30
  • 1st Downs

    • TB 25
    • 18 CAR

Game Information

Bank of America Stadium
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Line: CAR -1.5
Attendance: 72,603
98%
Capacity: 73,778
Referees: Bill Leavy
11/18/2012 Associated Press

Freeman, Bucs rally late, stun Panthers in OT

Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime to cap the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 27-21 comeback win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234OTT
Buccaneers100011627
Panthers7707021
first QuarterTBCAR
TD
8:52
Nate Byham 3 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman
4 plays, 19 yards, 3:33
70
XP
8:46
Connor Barth Kick is Good
4 plays, 19 yards, 3:33
70
FG
5:25
Connor Barth 51 Yard Field Goal is Good
5 plays, 19 yards, 2:19
100
TD
0:48
Captain Munnerlyn 74 Yard Interception Return
5 plays, 95 yards, 2:15
107
XP
0:35
Justin Medlock Kick is Good
5 plays, 95 yards, 2:15
107
second QuarterTBCAR
TD
8:58
Jonathan Stewart 1 Yard Run
8 plays, 77 yards, 4:09
1013
XP
8:53
Justin Medlock Kick is Good
8 plays, 77 yards, 4:09
1014
fourth QuarterTBCAR
TD
6:06
Brandon Lafell 29 Yard Pass From Cam Newton
7 plays, 80 yards, 4:34
1020
XP
6:00
Justin Medlock Kick is Good
7 plays, 80 yards, 4:34
1021
FG
4:06
Connor Barth 40 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 36 yards, 1:57
1321
TD
0:20
Vincent Jackson 24 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman
7 plays, 62 yards, 0:50
1921
2PTC
0:12
Josh Freeman Pass to Vincent Jackson For Two-Point Conversion is
7 plays, 62 yards, 0:50
2121
OvertimeTBCAR
TD
10:48
Dallas Clark 15 Yard Pass From Josh Freeman
8 plays, 80 yards, 4:20
2721

Research Notes

  • Cam Newton was 5-of-17 in the first half with nine of his 12 incompletions resulting from overthrown passes. In the second half, Newton was completed 11-of-12 passes with a touchdown and did not overthrow one receiver.

  • Doug Martin gained 79 of his 138 yards in the fourth quarter and overtime, including 48 yards on Tampa Bay's 80-yard touchdown drive in overtime. Martin got stronger as the game progressed, averaging 3.6 yards after contact per rush in the fourth quarter and overtime after averaging 2.6 yards after contact per rush in the first three quarters.

  • Josh Freeman completed all four of his passes at least 10 yards downfield on the Buccaneers' last two possessions, including a 24-yard touchdown to Vincent Jackson at the end of regulation and a 15-yard touchdown to Dallas Clark to win the game. Entering the final drive, Freeman was 2-for-12 on those throws and was off-target on seven of his 10 incompletions.

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