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Vincent Jackson's quiet day until … Freeman hadn't thrown a pic…

Vincent Jackson's quiet day until … Freeman hadn't thrown a pick until …Martin's fumble was huge until …

tampabay.com yahoo.com Updated Nov 18, 2012
Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writer Sunday, November 18, 2012 Defense slows NewtonPanthers QB Cam Newton, for all his struggles this season, remains a threat at any moment. The Bucs defense, however, made him work for each of his 292 yards (252 passin…
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  • Bucs' Ted Larsen has his quarterback's back

    Bucs' Ted Larsen has his quarterback's back

    tampabay.com Nov 18, 2012
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Josh Freeman had just thrown a game-changing interception, and Panthers safety Captain Munnerlyn was well on his way to the end zone. But far away from the action, there was a sideshow going on. Defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, who had …
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  • Bucs at Panthers: What they're saying

    Bucs at Panthers: What they're saying

    tampabay.com Nov 18, 2012
    Times staff, wires Sunday, November 18, 2012 Bucs coach Greg Schiano, on the comeback: "They trusted their training. They trusted each other."Bucs safety Ronde Barber, on the victory: "Coach Schiano puts a lot of emphasis on the things th…
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  • Clark Gets Game-Winner in OT for 27-21 Win Over Panthers

    Clark Gets Game-Winner in OT for 27-21 Win Over Panthers

    Sometimes your not going to win the way you would like, but for the Bucs, they will take Sunday’s result with glee as they topped the Panthers 27-21 in overtime. Josh Freeman threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Clark in overtime to cap the comeback
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  • Another milestone for Bucs rookie Doug Martin

    Another milestone for Bucs rookie Doug Martin

    tampabay.com Nov 18, 2012
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ten games into a sensational rookie season, and running back Doug Martin has hit another milestone. Martin hit the 1,000-yard mark on Sunday, rushing for 138 yards, including 48 clutch yards on the game-winning drive in overtime. A bi…
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  • Gary Shelton: Josh Freeman magical when it counts vs. Panthers

    Gary Shelton: Josh Freeman magical when it counts vs. Panthers

    tampabay.com Nov 18, 2012
    By Gary Shelton, Times Sports Columnist Sunday, November 18, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C.He was falling. Then Josh Freeman was flying.He was ordinary. Then he was extraordinary.He was backsliding. Then he was coming back.In the end, Freeman was more good than h…
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  • Brandon Meriweather says knee injury isn’t serious

    Brandon Meriweather says knee injury isn’t serious

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather probably shouldn’t walk under any ladders. Meriweather’s left knee injury kept him out for weeks of the regular season before he was finally ready to return on Sept. 30 against the Buccaneers. He collided with wide
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  • Cam Newton hands young fan football, and young fan becomes happ…

    Cam Newton hands young fan football, and young fan becomes happiest kid on the planet

    yahoo.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Carolina Panthers did not finish well, as they dropped an overtime game to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-21. But early in the game, quarterback Cam Newton made a kid's year by handing him a football. Jonathan Stewart had a one-yard touchdown in the s…
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  • Freeman, Bucs rally late, stun Panthers in OT

    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.
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  • Bucs come back for ridiculous overtime win

    Bucs come back for ridiculous overtime win

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Carolina Panthers again won most of a game, but lost it when it counted the most. After punting the ball away to allow a game-tying touchdown drive (and two-point conversion) with 50 seconds left, the Panthers didn’t even touch the ball in overtime,
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  • Panthers turn disputed call into 14-point swing

    Panthers turn disputed call into 14-point swing

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Buccaneers had driven for what would have been a crushing touchdown drive. But after Doug Martin fumbled into the end zone for a touchback, the Panthers drove 80 yards in seven plays, with Cam Newton hitting Brandon LaFell on a 29-yard touchdown pas…
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers: Live scoring summar…

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers: Live scoring summary

    tampabay.com Nov 18, 2012
    Times Staff Writer Sunday, November 18, 2012 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers extended their winning streak to four games Sunday, scoring 11 points in the final six minutes to force overtime, then marching 80 yards for the winning touchdown on their first posse…
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  • Seattle a potential landing spot if Monte Kiffin returns to the…

    Seattle a potential landing spot if Monte Kiffin returns to the NFL

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    It wasn’t that long ago that Monte Kiffin was the defensive coordinator of the Buccaneers, the mastermind of the Tampa 2 scheme, and the most respected defensive strategist in football. But it feels like it was long ago. Kiffin left the Buccaneers to fo
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  • Every week, Ronde Barber expects Bucs to win

    Every week, Ronde Barber expects Bucs to win

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    A year ago, as the Buccaneers were sliding from 4-2 to 4-12, the presumption every week was that they’d lose. Now, the presumption by one of their defensive leaders is that they’ll win. Cornerback Ronde Barber explained this week that the team has him
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  • FOX broadcast team previews Bucs at Panthers

    FOX broadcast team previews Bucs at Panthers

    tampabay.com Nov 18, 2012
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Broadcast teammates Chris Myers and Tim Ryan are here for today's game, and after meeting with coaches and players from both teams, they offer their sentiments on what to expect and what to look for in this video. Ryan, an analyst, is…
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Panthers Recap 01:28

    Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Panthers Recap

    Nov 18
    Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Buccaneers' 27-21 win over the Panthers in overtime.
  • Video - Buccaneers postgame press conference 02:14

    Buccaneers postgame press conference

    Nov 18
    Buccaneers react following game with Panthers
  • Video - Buccaneers Stun Panthers In OT 00:37

    Buccaneers Stun Panthers In OT

    Nov 18
    The Buccaneers overcame a late deficit to beat the Panthers 27-21 in overtime.
  • Video - Buccaneers vs. Panthers highlights 03:57

    Buccaneers vs. Panthers highlights

    Nov 18
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman throws for 248 yards and three touchdowns including the game winning touchdown in overtime as the Buccaneers beat the Carolina Panthers 27-21.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Luck, Colts get an up-close lesson about what it takes to be el…

    Nov 18
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By late Sunday night there was still no word yet on whether Andrew Luck's mother (or perhaps his father in this case) told him there'd be days like this. But no matter. By the time this one was over, it was well understood that a messa…
  • Don Banks: NFC East again a mess you can't take your eyes off of; more Sna…

    Nov 18
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a wild, overtime-drenched Week 11 in the NFL...
  • John Clayton's Last Call

    Nov 18
    NFL fans were treated to a pre-Thanksgiving feast of close games, wild finishes and crazy offensive efforts, writes John Clayton.