Wynne's DeAngelo Williams rushes for 54 yards in Panthers loss

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.