Carolina's 2nd drive turned out a little better than its first -- at least there was no turnover this time.
In fact, Carolina got to the Tampa Bay 37 after a couple of nice rookie-to-rookie third-down conversion plays from Jimmy Clausen to Brandon LaFell and David Gettis, respectively.
But the drive stalled then when, on third-and-4, Clausen held the ball too long, nobody got open and Tampa Bay sacked the QB for an 8-yard loss. No chance at a field goal then -- or of going for it on fourth-and-4, which might have happened had Clausen thrown the ball away -- so Jason Baker punted to Tampa Bay's 11.
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