Tampa Bay seemed on the verge of taking the lead for the first time early in the third quarter, but Carolina LB Jon Beason made a goal-line interception to preserve the lead.
Tampa Bay rookie QB Josh Freeman has thrown the ball really well between the 20s, but he hasn't gotten the Bucs into the end zone yet. His throw on play-action on first-and-goal from the Panther 4 was his worst yet.
So Carolina still leads 10-6 early in the third, but hasn't scored any points since its first two possessions. The Panthers really need to give the ball to Jonathan Stewart more.