The Bucs clinched their best-ever regular season record with a 24-point fourth quarter explosion and went into the playoffs as the No.2 seed.  Tom Brady had another 300-yard game with three TDs and both Rob Gronkowski and Mike Evans reached milestones during the game.  The backfield was decimated by injury but ultimately the Panthers were no threat.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS:  Miller 2-43, Vaughn 10-29, Bell 3-14, Barner 4-0, Gabbert 1-(-1). PANTHERS: Hubbard 9-48, Abdullah 7-26, Darnold 8-19, Moore 1-13, Tremble 1-4. PASSING BUCS: Brady 37-29-326-0-3, Gabbert 2-0-0-0-0. PANTHERS:  Darnold 42-29-219-1-2, Zylstra 1-0-0-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Gronkowski 7-137, Evans 6-89, Perriman 5-44, Johnson 5-22, Brate 2-12, Vaughn 2-12, Miller 1-9, Bell 1-1. PANTHERS: Abdullah 9-56, Moore 7-87, Anderson 7-50, Saunders 2-11, Hubbard 2-8, Tremble 2-7. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Adams 1-17. PANTHERS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Darden 3-75. PANTHERS: Abdullah 4-116. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Darden 1-4. PANTHERS: Erickson 0-0. SACKS BUCS: Nelson 1-10, Winfield 1-2. PANTHERS:  Hartsfield 1-2.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41  Carolina Panthers 17 Sunday 9 January 2022     at Raymond James Stadium
GAME SCORING CAR 0-7 7:22-1Q Hubbard 2 pass from Darnold (Hajrullahu) TB 3-7 11:09-2Q Succop FG39 TB 10-7 0:15-2Q Bell 1 pass from Brady (Succop kick) TB 17-7 11:57-3Q Vaughn 2 run (Succop kick) CAR 17-10 4:44-3Q Hajrullahu FG35 TB 24-10 14:56-4Q Evans 3 pass from Brady (Succop kick) CAR 24-17 10:34-4Q Anderson 19 pass from Darnold (Hajrullahu) TB 31-17 7:34-4Q Evans 20 pass from Brady (Succop kick) TB 34-17 5:04-4Q Succop FG40 TB 41-17 4:07-4Q Miller 33 run (Succop kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DL 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet NT 50 Vea C 66 Jensen DL 92 Gholston RG 65 Cappa LOLB 9 Tryon-Shoyinka RT 78 Wirfs LILB 45 White T 72 Wells RILB 51 Minter TE 87 Gronkowski ROLB 98 Nelson WR 13 Evans CB 23 Murphy-Bunting WR 15 Grayson CB 24 Davis QB 12 Brady S 33 Whitehead RB 21 Vaughn S 31 Winfield PLAYED 1 Darden, 3 Succop, 6 Bell, 8 Pinion, 10 Miller, 11 Gabbert, 16 Perriman, 18 Johnson, 26 Adams, 29 Desir, 30 Delaney, 32 Edwards, 35 Dean, 38 Barner, 43 Cockrell, 48 Stuard, 49 Gill, 52 Britt, 56 Nunez-Roches, 64 Stinnie, 70 Hainsey, 80 Howard,  84 Brate, 88 Fells, 96 McLendon, 97 Triner DID NOT PLAY INACTIVES 2 Trask, 5 Sherman, 17 Watson, 27 Jones, 28 Robinson, 60 Leverett, 90 Pierre-Paul
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Le’Veon Bell had his first touchdown as a Buccaneer on an easy-toss out of the backfield Mike Evans’ second score was his 14th of the season and broke his own Buccaneer record And then Scotty Miller put the icing on the cake wth his reverse touchdown
COMMENTARY CREW    Tom McCarthy and Tony Romo
NFL RESULTS - WEEK 18 Dallas 51  Philadelphia 26 Kansas City 28  Denver 24 Green Bay 30  Detroit 37 Washington 22  NY Giants 7 Indianapolis 11 Jacksonville 26 New England 24  Miami 33 Chicago 17  Minnesota 31 New Orleans 30  Atlanta 20 Tennessee 28  Houston 25 Pittsburgh 16  Baltimore 13 NY Jets 10  Buffalo 27 Cincinnati 16  Cleveland 21 LA Chargers 32  Las Vegas 35 San Francisco 27  LA Rams 24 Carolina 17  Tampa Bay 41 Seattle 38  Arizona 30