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NFL Week 7 Game Recap: Carolina Panthers 21, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard (30) runs up the middle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

In one of the most stunning upsets you’ll see this season, the Carolina Panthers got a big divisional win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7 by a score of 21-3. 

Offensive spotlight: A week after recording a 45.5 passing grade, Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker earned an elite passing grade on first review against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, going 16-for-22 with 177 passing yards and two touchdowns. Walker had five big-time throws and zero turnover-worthy plays on the day, pending review.

Defensive spotlight: Panthers veteran linebacker Shaq Thompson was the team's highest-graded defensive player on first review. His 80.1 overall grade was thanks to an all-around good day, highlighted by a 79.4 coverage grade. Thompson also led the team in solo stops, with four.

Rookie spotlight: Panthers rookie offensive tackle Ikem Ekwonu had a solid day protecting P.J. Walker’s blindside. He allowed only one pressure, including no sacks.

Offensive line spotlight: Panthers offensive guard Brady Christensen recorded an 85.7 pass-blocking grade on first review after yielding zero sacks and zero pressures on 50 total snaps. 

Box Score

Passing
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Tom Brady 11.7 32 / 49 290 5.9 0 0
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
PJ Walker 15.08 16 / 22 177 8 2 0
Rushing
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Tom Brady 11.7 1 1 1 0 1
Chris Godwin 11.5 1 2 2 0 2
Leonard Fournette 4.6 8 19 2.4 0 9
Rachaad White 4.2 6 24 4 0 11
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
DJ Moore 19.6 1 -3 -3 0 -3
D'Onta Foreman 19.5 15 118 7.9 0 60
Chuba Hubbard 15.3 9 63 7 1 17
Raheem Blackshear -0.5 2 -5 -2.5 0 -1
Receiving
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Mike Evans 18.6 15 9 96 6.4 0
Chris Godwin 11.5 13 7 43 3.3 0
Cade Otton 10.4 5 4 64 12.8 0
Russell Gage 7.9 5 4 39 7.8 0
Leonard Fournette 4.6 3 2 7 2.3 0
Rachaad White 4.2 2 1 8 4 0
Ko Kieft 2.8 1 1 18 18 0
Scotty Miller 2.6 2 2 6 3 0
Kyle Rudolph 1.8 1 1 8 8 0
Jaelon Darden 1.1 1 1 1 1 0
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
DJ Moore 19.6 10 7 69 6.9 1
D'Onta Foreman 19.5 2 2 27 13.5 0
Chuba Hubbard 15.3 3 2 10 3.3 0
Tommy Tremble 9.9 1 1 29 29 1
Terrace Marshall Jr. 5.1 3 2 31 10.3 0
Laviska Shenault Jr. P 1.8 1 1 8 8 0
Ian Thomas 1.3 1 1 3 3 0

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