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Buccaneers at Panthers NFL Week Five Capsule

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

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  BUCCANEERS PANTHERS
SERIES LEADER   20-11
STREAKS   Past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Dirk Koetter: 0-0 Ron Rivera: 8-2
LAST WEEK L 27-7 vs. Denver L 48-33 at Atlanta
LAST GAME 1/3/16: Buccaneers 10 at Panthers 38: Carolina QB Cam Newton passes for 293 yards with 2 TDs & adds 2 rush TDs. Panthers WR Devin Funchess has 120 receiving yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/3/16
REFEREE Clete Blakeman
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Ross Tucker (Field reporter). Sirius: 88 (WW1), 83 (TB), 81 (Car). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (TB), 225 (Car).

STATS

PASSING Jameis Winston: 103-177-1108-8-8-72.9 Cam Newton: 77-133-974-6-5-80.2
RUSHING Charles Sims: 41-116-2.8-1 Cam Newton (QB): 29-147-5.1-2
RECEIVING Mike Evans: 26-360-13.8-3 Greg Olsen (TE): 24-335-14.0-2
OFFENSE 341.0 386.6
TAKE/GIVE -9 -3
DEFENSE 354.3 347.8
SACKS Kwon Alexander: 2 9 tied: 1
INTs Kwon Alexander: 1 5 tied: 1
PUNTING Bryan Anger: 47.5 Andy Lee: 51.1 (2L)
KICKING Roberto Aguayo (R): 11 (8/9 PAT; 1/3 FG) Graham Gano: 33 (9/10 PAT; 8/10 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: QB JAMEIS WINSTON ranks 3rd in NFC with 8 TD passes. Rushed for TD in Week 4…RB CHARLES SIMS had 99 scrimmage yards (74 rec., 14 rush) in last meeting…WR MIKE EVANS had 99 rec. yards in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of past 4. WR VINCENT JACKSON had 10 receptions for 147 yards & TD in his last game vs. Car (10/4/15). TE CAMERON BRATE aims for 3rd in row with 5+ receptions. Has 2 TDs in past 2…Since 2012, DT GERALD MC COY has 28 sacks, most by NFL DT. DT CLINTON MC DONALD had 1.5 sacks & led team with 8 tackles last week. LB KWON ALEXANDER aims for 8th in row with 7+ tackles. Had sack in Week 4. LB LAVONTE DAVID had 12 tackles, sack & FF in last meeting. Since 2013, is only NFL player with 400+ tackles (457), 10+ sacks (12) & 5+ INTs (8). CB ALTERRAUN VERNER had FF in last meeting. S KEITH TANDY had sack in last meeting…PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON passed for 293 yards & 2 TDs with 2 rush TDs in last meeting. Has 32 career games with both pass TD & rush TD, most in NFL history. RB FOZZY WHITTAKER had 9 receptions for 86 yards last week…WR KELVIN BENJAMIN had TD catch in Week 4. Has rec. TD in 3 of past 4. Has 14 receptions (7 per game) & 196 rec. yards (98 per game) with TD in 2 career meetings. WR DEVIN FUNCHESS had 7 catches for 120 yards & TD in last meeting. TE GREG OLSEN had 6 receptions for 76 yards & TD last week…DE MARIO ADDISON had sack in last meeting. NT KYLE LOVE aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB THOMAS DAVIS had INT in last meeting. Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads league with 637 tackles. CB ROBERT MC CLAIN had INT in last meeting. S KURT COLEMAN had INT last week.


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