Tampa Bay just shoved the ball straight down the throat of the Carolina defense, going 87 yards in six plays to take a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter.
Given that the Panthers only average 11 points per game, that may well be an insurmountable lead.
The drive was power football, as Tampa Bay simply kept running its main back LeGarrette Blount and daring Carolina to stop him. To be blunt, Carolina didn't come close. Blount ran the final 17 yards for a TD, helicoptering his way into the end zone through an attempted tackle.
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