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Buccaneers Vs. Panthers Score Update: Carolina Takes 14-3 Lead After First Quarter

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into Sunday's game against last place Carolina looking to end a five game losing streak with a win at Raymond James Stadium. But after the first quarter, it's the Panthers in control with a 14-3 lead. The Bucs added a late Connor Barth field goal at the end of the quarter to chip away at the Panthers two touchdown lead.

The Bucs defense was gashed on the ground by Jonathan Stewart, who rushed for 49 yards on just six first quarter carries. Stewart also punched in a one yard touchdown, which gave the Panthers a 14-0 lead. Cam Newton snuck it in from one yard out for their opening score.

On offense, Tampa has struggled to get much going, with running back LeGarrette Blount rushing for negative yardage. The Bucs head to the second quarter looking to rebound and slow down Newton and the Panthers offense.

For more on the Panthers head over to Cat Scratch Reader. For more on the Buccaneers, check out Bucs Nation. Follow the rest of Week 13 at SB Nation NFL.

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