The Panthers are going to lose this game -- it's only a question of by how much at this point.
Carolina got absolutely nothing done in the third quarter. It seemed to run only 2 offensive plays -- the plunge into the middle for 1 yard and the Jake Delhomme short-hop throw to the feet of a running back when he's about to get sacked.
The Bucs, meanwhile, will start the fourth quarter on the Carolina 6. The Panther defense hasn't played terribly today, but it's been only mediocre and now looks to be wearing down. The offense and the special teams have been atrocious, though, and that's why both these teams are going to be 4-2 as soon as 15 more minutes go by on the clock.
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