4:05 PM ET, September 14, 2003
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- With Tampa Bay lining up to kick an extra point with no time on the clock, the Carolina Panthers easily could have hung their heads and accepted defeat.
It's very important for them to open up this season with two wins after last seasons' close losses. These types of victories will breed confidence in a young team.
Question on the Bucs: How is Gruden going to work around the Bucs' rushing woes this year?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Carolina was 1-5 in the NFC South last year, with its only division win in the season finale against New Orleans. ... Davis, who rushed for 111 yards against Jacksonville last week, became the first Panthers runner to have multiple 100-yard games in a season since Tshimanga Biakabutuka in 1999. ... Tampa Bay receiver Joe Jurevicius sprained his right knee late in the third quarter and did not return. ... The Bucs had at least one sack and one interception for the 43rd straight game, the longest such streak in the last 40 years.
|FG||2:12||Martin Gramatica 10 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, 5 yds, 0:38
|FG||0:19||John Kasay 10 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, -11 yds, 0:44
|FG||3:34||John Kasay 10 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 5 plays, 11 yds, 3:39
Drive info: 11 plays, 82 yds, 1:49
|FG||2:55||John Kasay 10 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 12 plays, 70 yds, 5:00
|FG||10:45||John Kasay 10 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 11 plays, 70 yds, 4:08