Panthers at Buccaneers NFL Week Four Capsule

Published: September 29th, 2015
By Buccaneers Gab

CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-0) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (1-2)

SERIES

PANTHERS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER 18-11  
STREAKS Past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Ron Rivera: 6-2 Lovie Smith: 4-4
LAST WEEK W 27-22 vs. Saints L 19-9 at Texans
LAST GAME 12/14/14: Buccaneers 17 at Panthers 19. Carolina QB Derek Anderson throws for 277 yards & TD. Panthers TE Greg Olsen has 10 receptions for 110 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/7/14: Panthers 20, Buccaneers 14. Carolina QB Anderson throws for 230 yards & 2 TDs. Panthers rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin has 92 rec. yards & TD.
REFEREE Gene Steratore
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Car.), 113 (TB). XM: 230 (TB).

STATS

PASSING Newton: 56-99-685-5 (T3C)-2-86.5 Winston (R): 47-90-678-4-3-77.9
RUSHING Stewart: 49-170-3.5-0 Martin: 46-176-3.8-0
RECEIVING Olsen (TE): 15-215-14.3-2 Jackson: 9-145-16.1-1
OFFENSE 348.0 308.0
TAKE/GIVE +4 (2C) 0
DEFENSE 315.0 348.3
SACKS Addison: 2 J. Smith: 4 (1L)
INTs Norman: 2 (T1L) Alexander (R), Conte: 1
PUNTING Nortman: 48.6 (2C) Schum: 44.0
KICKING Gano: 23 (8/8 PAT; 5/8 FG) Brindza (R): 19 (4/5 PAT; 5/9 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON has won 4 of 6 starts vs. TB, completing 104 of 161 (64.6 pct.) for 1,414 yards & 10 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 102.9 rating. Has also rushed for 281 yards & 6 TDs in those 6 vs. TB. Last week, passed for 315 yards with 2 TDs & rushed for TD. Has 26 games with pass TD & rush TD, 2nd most in NFL history…RB JONATHAN STEWART has 3 100-yard rush games vs. TB & has 7 total TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.)…TE GREG OLSEN had 10 catches for 110 yards in last meeting. Last week, had 8 catches for 134 yards & 2 TDs. WR JERRICHO COTCHERY had TD in last meeting…Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads NFL with 480 tackles. Had 15 tackles, sack, INT & FF in 2 meetings last year. CB JOSH NORMAN ties for NFL lead with 2 INTs. DT DWAN EDWARDS has 3 sacks in past 2 at TB. CB CHARLES TILLMAN has 10+ tackles in all 4 games vs. TB. S ROMAN HARPER had INT, sack & FF in 2 meetings last year. LB THOMAS DAVIS leads team with 25 tackles. Since 2004, DE JARED ALLEN leads NFL with 134 sacks…BUCCANEERS: Rookie QB JAMEIS WINSTON has passed for 200+ yards & TD in all 3 starts, incl. his season-best 261 yards last week…RB DOUG MARTIN has 99+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 career meetings. RB CHARLES SIMS had 32-yard TD catch last week…WR MIKE EVANS had 7 catches for 101 yards in Week 3. Had TD catch in last meeting. Has 12 TDs in his past 14. WR VINCENT JACKSON reached 500 career receptions (501) last week. Among players with 500+ catches, ranks 8th in NFL history with 17.0 avg…Since 2013, LB LAVONTE DAVID is only NFL player with 300+ tackles (317), 8+ sacks (8) & 5+ INTs (5). In past 4 meetings, has 42 tackles, 2 sacks, FF & INT. Leads team with 27 tackles. DE JACQUIES SMITH has 10.5 sacks in past 12. Leads NFL with 4 sacks. DT GERALD MC COY has 8.5 sacks in past 11. Has 14 sacks in past 17 at home. CB ALTERRAUN VERNER had FF in last game vs. Car.

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