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5 Players Who Impressed vs. Panthers

A few players who performed well in the Bucs' Week 4 matchup with Carolina.

Photos from Buccaneers vs. Panthers at Raymond James Stadium.

1. RB Doug Martin
Martin has had a successful start of the season, even if his number haven't jumped off the stat sheet; he has shown flashes of the explosive runner that earned a Pro Bowl nomination, but recorded just one 100-yard rushing game since September of 2013. On Sunday, Martin reached the 100-yard mark for the eighth time in his carrier, picking up 106 yards on 20 carries. He found the end zone in the second quarter, scoring from five yards out, and caught five passes, the second-most of any Buccaneer. 

2. DT Gerald McCoy
McCoy is battling a shoulder injury that he said was undoubtedly affecting his ability to perform. Despite that, he led the Buccaneers in tackle for losses with two. He also recorded a sack, one of two earned by the Buccaneers, and laid a hit on Carolina's quarterback. McCoy finished the game with four tackles, all of which were solo.

3. WR Vincent Jackson
Jackson went well over 100 yards on Sunday, catching 10 balls for 147 yards. He averaged 14.7 yards per reception, including a long of 23. He also caught a touchdown, hauling in a six-yard pass from Jameis Winston with 58 seconds left in regulation. It was Jackson's first time recording 100 or more receiving yards since Week 13 of last season. 

4. S Chris Conte
Conte was Tampa Bay's leading tackler, picking up eight tackles, seven of which were solo. Bradley McDougald finished in a distant second with five tackles, all of which were solo. Conte also recorded a tackle for a loss and defended a pass.  

5. RB Charles Sims
Sims' versatility has made him a valuable part of the Bucs' offense so far this season. Through four games, he's carried the ball 25 times and has 13 receptions. Heading into Sunday's game, he had two touchdowns, one on the ground and one in the air. He caught his second touchdown pass of the season against the Panthers, scoring on a 10-yard reception in the third quarter. Sims finished the day with 53 yards of total offense on six rushes and three catches.

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