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5 Standouts from Buccaneers vs. Panthers

A few players who impressed in the Buccaneers' Week 17 victory over the Panthers.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Week 17 match-up with the Panthers.

1. CB Brent Grimes
The Buccaneers entered halftime trailing, 7-3, but Tampa Bay quickly took the lead at the start of the second half when Grimes picked off Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown. In addition to his interception, Grimes had four passes defensed and four tackles. In December, he was selected as an alternate for the Pro Bowl.


  1. S Keith Tandy**
    The Buccaneers recorded three interceptions on the day, and Tandy was responsible for two of them. He led Tampa Bay in tackles against Carolina, picking up 12. Of his 12 tackles, 10 were solo – nearly twice as many as any other Buccaneer defender. Kwon Alexander finished second on the team in tackles (10) and solo tackles (6). In the Buccaneers' final five games, Tandy intercepted four passes.

3. WR Adam Humphries
Humphries put together one of the best games of his career against Carolina, catching a career-high 10 passes and finishing the day with 94 yards. The second-year receiver led Tampa Bay in both receptions and receiving yards. He was also the most-targeted Buccaneer receiver, with Jameis Winston throwing his way 13 times. Mike Evans had the second-most targets with 11.


  1. LB Lavonte David**
    David was responsible for two of the Buccaneers' three sacks on Newton, picking up one in each half. He had six tackles, one of which was for a loss and five of which were solo, in the Buccaneers' victory.  

5. WR Mike Evans
Evans entered Sunday's game with career-highs in receptions and receiving yards, but added to his Pro Bowl season with a strong performance against the Panthers. Evans caught the go-ahead touchdown in the final minutes of the game, tying his own Buccaneer single-season record for touchdown receptions in a single season. He caught five passes for 65 yards to help Tampa Bay finish the season with a 9-7 record.   

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