NFL Game Recap: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers

04 December, 2023

In an anxiety-filled clash between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers, the Bucs held on to secure a hard-fought 21-18 victory. The NFC South showdown marked yet another nail-biting game between these two heated rivals.

Game Details

Date and Time: December 3, 2023, 4:05 PM EST

Location: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa Bay, Florida

Final Score

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 21

Carolina Panthers: 18

Quarterly Breakdown

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Quarter 1: 7

Quarter 2: 0

Quarter 3: 7

Quarter 4: 7

Total: 21

Carolina Panthers

Quarter 1: 0

Quarter 2: 3

Quarter 3: 7

Quarter 4: 8

Total: 18

Game Highlights

Details of touchdowns, field goals, and other significant plays, such as:

  1. 6:08′ of First Quarter: Rachaad White 1 Yd Run (Chase McLaughlin Kick) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. 13:30′ of Second Quarter: Eddy Pineiro 23 Yd Field Goal – Carolina Panthers
  3. 5:04′ of Third Quarter: Chuba Hubbard 1 Yd Run (Eddy Pineiro Kick) – Carolina Panthers
  4. 4:54′ of Third Quarter: Mike Evans 75 Yd pass from Baker Mayfield (Chase McLaughlin Kick) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  5. 11:36′ of Fourth Quarter: Chris Godwin 19 Yd Run (Chase McLaughlin Kick) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  6. 5:02′ of Fourth Quarter: Chuba Hubbard 1 Yd Run (Bryce Young Run for Two-Point Conversion) – Carolina Panthers

Team Performance

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers had an impressive performance, with a total of 322 yards. They recorded 15 first downs, with 7 through passes and 6 by rushing the ball. They managed to convert 6 out of 15 third downs. On the defensive front, they made the most of their opportunities, recording 4 sacks and an interception.

Carolina Panthers

Carolina struggled offensively, managing to rack up only 282 yards. They registered 15 first downs, 7 of which came through passing attempts and 7 via rushes. They converted only 3 out of 15 third downs into first downs. Their defense however managed to make an impact, recording a sack and forcing one interception.

Injury Report

The game witnessed several notable injuries, most notably of the Buccaneers’ stars Jamel Dean, Lavonte David, and Devin White who were out with ankle, groin, and foot injuries respectively. For the Panthers, Vonn Bell and Hayden Hurst were sidelined with shoulder and concussion issues.

Division Standings

The victory brings the Buccaneers to the third position in the NFC South, trailing the Falcons and the Saints. Carolina Panthers remain at the bottom of the division, struggling with a 1-10 record.

Upcoming Games

The Buccaneers will want to carry on their winning momentum into their next game, whereas the Panthers will be desperate to break their 5-game losing streak and reinvigorate their campaign.


This thrilling match saw the Buccaneers snatch a narrow victory from a resilient Panthers’ side. The win may prove pivotal for Tampa Bay in their bid to climb the NFC South ladder, whereas Carolina has been left frantically searching for solutions to their ongoing woes.

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