CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Josh Freeman threw for 178 yards and two
touchdowns and Tampa Bay beat the Carolina Panthers 20-7 on Sunday
to give the Buccaneers their first 2-0 start in five years.
A year after opening 0-7 and just over nine months removed from
Freeman's five-interception nightmare against Carolina, the
second-year quarterback avoided any big mistakes. The miscues were
made by the Panthers (0-2), who couldn't move the ball and Matt
Moore was benched for rookie Jimmy Clausen in the fourth quarter.
Freeman threw touchdown passes to Earnest Graham and Mike
Williams, and scrambled for 43 yards.
Moore threw a 37-yard touchdown to Steve Smith, but had an
interception and lost fumble.