Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/12

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 22, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Carolina Panthers on Sunday 27-21 in overtime at Bank Of America Stadium in Charlotte, and continued their impressive run forward in the 2012 season.Here are five things we learned from the game on Sunday:1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can score points. They can score a lot of points. They can score these points often, and seemingly at will. Whether quarterback Josh Freeman is firing touchdowns to his receivers, or running back Doug Martin is blasting through defenses for scores, the Bucs offense now has to be considered a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the season. Tampa Bay is no fluke, these Bucs can play and put pressure on the opposing defenses with the run and the pass; which makes for a great combination to lead a playoff push in the NFC South.2. Carolina Panthers football as it is comprised now is just not very good frankly. There are flashes here and there from the Panthers; but overall the performance leaves something to be desired ...
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