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Recap - Buccaneers Defeat Carolina 9-0

Tampa Bay's defense shut down Carolina 9-0 in Week 18 action at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday.

Bettors who backed the Buccaneers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -4.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 36.0.

Rachaad White rushed for 75 yards, while Chase Edmonds added 27 yards in the win. Chris Godwin and Cade Otton added 51 and 30 receiving yards respectively.

Chuba Hubbard rushed for 83 yards for Carolina, while Bryce Young added 24 yards. Bryce Young threw for 94 yards for the Panthers, while receivers DJ Chark Jr. and Adam Thielen had 46 and 12 yards respectively.

Carolina was outgained by Tampa Bay 228-199 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 14-11 by the Buccaneers.

Carolina lost the time of possession battle 31:24-28:36, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.