Carolina At Tampa Bay NFL Week One Capsule

Published: September 3rd, 2014
By Buccaneers Gab

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

SERIES

PANTHERS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER 16-11  
STREAKS 4 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 4-2 Smith: 4-2
LAST GAME 12/1/13: Buccaneers 6 at Panthers 27.  Carolina QB Cam Newton throws for 263 yards & records 3 total TDs (2 pass, 1 rush).  Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. has 36-yard TD reception.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/24/13: Panthers 31, Buccaneers 13. Panthers QB Cam Newton throws 2 TDs & rushes for 50 yards & TD. Carolina RB DeAngelo Williams adds 12-yard TD run.
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Chris Myers, Rondé Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). Westwood One: Dave Sims, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 92 (Car.), 93 (TB). XM: 234 (TB).

 

2013 STATS

PASSING Newton: 292-473-3,379-24-13-88.8 McCown (Chi.): 149-224-1,829-13-1-109.0 (3L)
RUSHING D. Williams: 201-843-4.2-3 Martin: 127-456-3.6-1
RECEIVING Olsen (TE): 73-816-11.2-6 Jackson: 78-1,224-15.7-7
OFFENSE 316.8 277.0
TAKE/GIVE +11 +10
DEFENSE 301.3 (2L) 348.0
SACKS Hardy: 15 (3L) McCoy: 9.5
INTs Kuechly, Mitchell: 4 David: 5
PUNTING Nortman: 47.8 (2C) Koenen: 44.2
KICKING Gano: 114 (42/42 PAT; 24/27 FG) Murray (Pre.): 8 (2/2 PAT; 2/2 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: Won NFC South last year & tied team record with 12 wins…Pro Bowl QB CAM NEWTON is only player with 50+ pass (64) & 25+ rush (28) TDs in 1st 3 seasons. His 11,299 pass yards are 3rd most in 1st 3 seasons & his 2,032 rush yards are most by QB in 1st 3 years…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS is franchise leader in rush att. (1,370), yards (6,627) & TDs (46). Had 1,176 scrimmage yards, his 3rd season with 1,000+ scrimmage yards. Pro Bowl FB MIKE TOLBERT led team with 7 TDs (5 rush, 2 rec.)…TE GREG OLSEN led team with 6 rec. TDs & is only active TE with 5+ rec. TDs in every season since 2008…Club was 2nd in NFL in points allowed (241), total defense (301.3) & rush defense (86.9) in 2013. Pro Bowl LB LUKE KUECHLY was 2013 Defensive Player of Year. Kuechly (156 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 INTs) & LB THOMAS DAVIS (123 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 INTs) were only LB teammates last year with 120+ tackles, 2+ sacks & 2+ INTs. Pro Bowl DE GREG HARDY tied club record with 15 sacks last year…BUCCANEERS: New head coach LOVIE SMITH was 81-63 (.563) in Chi. with 3 division titles, 2 NFC Champ Games & berth in SB XLI…QB JOSH MC COWN makes 1st start with TB. Last year with Chi., played in 8 games (5 starts) & had career-best 109 rating with 13 TDs vs. 1 INT. His .045 INT pct. (1 INT, 224 att.) is 2nd best mark in NFL history…In 2 games vs. Car., RB DOUG MARTIN has 233 rush yards (116.5 per game) & 279 scrimmage yards (139.5 per game)…WR VINCENT JACKSON had career-best 78 catches for 1,224 yards last year. Has 1,000+ rec. yards in each of past 3 seasons & 5 of past 6 years. Among active players (min. 200 catches), has NFL-best 17.4 rec. avg. (422 catches, 7,362 yards)…LB LAVONTE DAVID was only player in NFL last year with 100+ tackles (144), 5+ sacks (7) & 5+ INTs (5). In past decade, David & BRIAN URLACHER (2007) are only 2 in NFL to accomplish feat. Pro Bowl DT GERALD MC COY had 7.5 sacks in final 8 games. Had career-high 9.5 sacks in 2013. S MARK BARRON had 88 tackles, 2 INTs & 2 sacks last year, 1 of 2 S in NFL to accomplish.