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Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Live Score, Video and Analysis

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 4:  Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers 'flies' to the field for warmups before play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December 4, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Tyler HornerCorrespondent IIDecember 4, 2011

Final Score: Panthers - 38, Buccaneers - 19

The Panthers pick up their fourth victory of the season against a Josh Freeman-less Buccaneers team. They now stand at 4-8 and are tied with the Bucs for third place in the division. 

Carolina's offense was well balanced, picking up over 220 yards passing and 160 rushing. Cam Newton was efficient, as well as dangerous with the ball. He committed no turnovers, but scored four times, including one run that broke the all-time single season record for a quarterback. 

This loss just adds more disappointment to the Bucs' season. Most thought they had a chance at the NFC Wild Card or possibly even the NFC South division title, but Josh Freeman has taken a step back, as have the Buccaneers in general. 

Carolina will look to extend its win streak to three against Atlanta next week. A win against Atlanta would be a statement victory for a franchise trying to turn their fortunes around. 

Tampa Bay will take on Jacksonville and hope to get Josh Freeman back. They continue to progress their young talent, but a win in Jacksonville would be a major morale boost for a team whose on one of the longest losing streaks in the NFL

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