Last night in Carolina it all came down to 4th and 1, the Panthers were just shy of the Bucs end zone with about 1:30 left to play, down by 6. In previous seasons this would’ve been Cam’s time to shine, after 8 seasons of bone crunching hits Newton now has to let others around him try and get the job done, and rely on his coaching staff to make the right play calls.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera, called on Christian McCaffrey unfortunately he didn’t have enough juice to get around the corner before getting ridden out of bounds by Bucs cornerback Vernon Hargreaves on 4th and 1. The play resulted in a turn over on downs with 1:22 left to play in the game.
The Bucs improved to 1-1, while Carolina dropped to 0-2. Jameis Winston was efficient throwing for 208 yards and a touchdown, Chris Goodwin collected 121 yards receiving and scored, while running back Peyton Barber ran for 82 yards. Cam Newton completed 24 of his 50 throws, accumulating 324 yards, McCaffrey rushed 16 times for a meager 37 yards, and old faithful Greg Olsen hauled in 6 balls for 110 yards his first time over a 100 yards since 2017.
Tampa’s defense won the game for them standing tall in the final goal-line battle. IMUer’s below enjoy the highlights, Panthers fans better luck next week against the Arizona Cardinals.
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