Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers Defeat Panthers in Week 5

A quick recap of the Buccaneers’ Week 5 matchup with the Panthers.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Week 5 match-up with the Panthers.

Monday night wasn't the most productive game of Roberto Aguayo's career. But he was able to send the Buccaneers home with a victory, kicking a walk-off field goal as time expired to help the Bucs top the Panthers, 17-14.

Aguayo had missed his previous two field goal attempts, but converted on a 38-yarder with three seconds to play as Tampa Bay improved to 2-3 on the season. The team will be off next weekend for their bye.

The Bucs had struggled to take the ball away in their first four games of the season, forcing just two turnovers. On Monday, the team forced four and didn't commit a single turnover themselves. One of the Bucs' turnovers came as the Panthers were facing a first-and-goal from the one-yard line.

Both Doug Martin and Charles Sims were sidelined with injuries, and Jacquizz Rodgers stepped in to fill the void well. He carried the ball 30 times for 101 yards, becoming the first Buccaneer running back to record a 100-yard game this season.

Mike Evans added to the team's offensive effort, leading the Buccaneers with six catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. His quarterback, Jameis Winston, completed 18 of 30 passes for 219 yards. 

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