Carolina keeps hanging around in this game -- it's going to make people actually pay attention to the 4th quarter of a Panther game (at least for awhile). Crazy, I know.
John Kasay just connected on his third field goal of the game -- this one a 48-yarder -- to cut Tampa Bay's lead to 21-16.
The offense wasn't a bit responsible for that field goal -- it was mostly special teams. Carolina nailed Tampa Bay's kick returner at its own 9 after Kasay's earlier field goal. Then the defense stopped the Bucs and Captain Munnerlyn sped 37 yards with a punt return to set Carolina up inside the Bucs' 35.
The offense gained only 2 yards in 3 plays, bringing on Kasay again.
As the third quarter draws to a close, it is:
Tampa Bay 21, Carolina 16.
6 months ago