Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • CAR 324
    • 297 TB
  • Turnovers

    • CAR 0
    • 1 TB
  • Possession

    CAR TB
    25:27 34:33
  • 1st Downs

    • CAR 21
    • 19 TB

Game Information

Raymond James Stadium
,
Coverage: NFL
  • Tampa, FL 33607
  • Line: CAR -3.0
Attendance: 59,073
90%
Capacity: 65,647
Referees: Jerome Boger
10/25/2013 Associated Press

Newton, Panthers cruise past winless Bucs

Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score Thursday night to lead the surging Carolina Panthers to a 31-13 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Scoring Summary

NFL1234T
Panthers7771031
Buccaneers330713
first QuarterCARTB
TD
4:52
Greg Olsen 1 Yard Pass From Cam Newton
15 plays, 64 yards, 8:52
60
XP
4:44
Graham Gano Kick is Good
15 plays, 64 yards, 8:52
70
FG
1:29
Rian Lindell 47 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 51 yards, 3:20
73
second QuarterCARTB
TD
12:50
Deangelo Williams 12 Yard Run
6 plays, 79 yards, 3:42
133
XP
12:42
Graham Gano Kick is Good
6 plays, 79 yards, 3:42
143
FG
4:09
Rian Lindell 48 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 47 yards, 4:49
146
third QuarterCARTB
TD
6:34
Cam Newton 6 Yard Run
9 plays, 53 yards, 4:36
206
XP
6:27
Graham Gano Kick is Good
9 plays, 53 yards, 4:36
216
fourth QuarterCARTB
TD
15:00
Mike Tolbert 3 Yard Pass From Cam Newton
8 plays, 30 yards, 2:01
276
XP
14:55
Graham Gano Kick is Good
8 plays, 30 yards, 2:01
286
FG
6:19
Graham Gano 29 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 5 yards, 1:37
316
TD
3:00
Tim Wright 10 Yard Pass From Mike Glennon
11 plays, 81 yards, 3:21
3112
XP
2:53
Rian Lindell Kick is Good
11 plays, 81 yards, 3:21
3113
FG
1:19
Penalty on Kawann Short, Unnecessary Roughness, 14 yards
12 plays, 46 yards, 2:00
3113

Research Notes

  • Newton was 20-for-24 on passes that traveled 10 yards or fewer downfield for 171 yards and two touchdowns on Thursday. During the Panthers' three-game winning streak, 55 of Newton's 75 attempts traveled 10 yards or fewer.

  • Vincent Jackson was targeted on five of Mike Glennon's 21 attempts in the first three quarters on Thursday. Glennon finally started to target Jackson in the fourth quarter with the Bucs trailing by multiple possessions. - Entering Thursday, Jackson was targeted 15.7 times per game in Glennon's three career starts, including 10.7 times per game in the first three quarters. Jackson had 22 targets last Sunday against the Falcons.

  • The Panthers haven't been above .500 since 2009, going 70 straight games without a winning record. A big reason for that is their inability to beat the teams they SHOULD beat. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Panthers are 15-12 against teams that entered the game with a losing record.If the Panthers lose tonight vs the Buccaneers (0-6), the Panthers will have a .536 win pct against teams that entered the game with a losing record since 2009, winning just 15 of their 28 matchups.

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