The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fallen to 0-7 at the hands of the Carolina Panthers, who are now 4-3 and over a .500 winning percentage for the first time since 2008.
The Panthers won 31-13, which marks the first time in franchise history that the Panthers have scored 30 or more points in three straight games.
Cam Newton led the way for Carolina, with three total touchdowns and no mistakes, as the Panthers held onto the football all game long and managed long, sustained drives to break down the Tampa Bay defense.
The Buccaneers were unable to get a running game going, and shot themselves in the foot with multiple mistakes on offense. Botched snaps, allowing sacks, and dropped passes shut down potential scoring drives for Tampa Bay.
Check out the updates below for my thoughts on the game as it unfolded.