Tampa Bay just clinched this game with a 45-yard TD run by Cadillac Williams, pushing the Bucs to a 31-16 lead with 2:42 left.
Williams made his run on third-and-10 from the Carolina 45. The Panthers were one play away from getting the ball back, down by only 8 points, but instead allowed the huge play. Earlier in the same drive, they allowed the Bucs to convert on a third-and-15.
It was symbolic of a day when the Panthers defense has been the unit that has struggled the most -- unusual for this season.
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