Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/12
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It took most of the game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to get rolling against the Carolina Panthers, and they responded just in time Sunday afternoon. The Buccaneers scored eight points in the waning seconds of regulation and won it on the opening drive of overtime on Josh Freeman's 15-yard pass to tight end Dallas Clark, beating the Panthers 27-21 at Bank of America Stadium. After the Panthers let their defense do most of the damage for three-plus quarters, the Buccaneers notched consecutive 80-yard drives. The outcome extended Tampa Bay's winning streak to four games and gave it a season sweep of the Panthers, who it also defeated in the season opener. Carolina (2-8) has lost five consecutive home games. Tampa Bay (6-4) rallied from an 11-point deficit in the last 4 1/2 minutes of regulation. Freeman's 24-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson with 12 seconds left set up a critical two-point conversion play. They connected again to tie the score. Free...
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