Carolina's defense doesn't look much like the one that paced 24-9 and 34-0 victories the past 2 weeks at home. After Carolina got a tiny bit of momentum with a field goal on its last drive, Tampa Bay whipped the ball right back down the field for a field goal of its own.
Carolina did manage to stop the Bucs at about the 20, but that was only after giving up the third pass of 20 or more yards to a Tampa Bay team that has been horrible on deep passes up until this game. Its' 17-3, Tampa Bay, midway through the second quarter.
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