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Panthers vs. Buccaneers score update: Carolina leads 10-0 at half

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't getting much done against the Carolina Panthers at the half, down 10-0.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are struggling on both defense and offense against the Carolina Panthers. Their defense can't get a pass rush going, which is allowing Derek Anderson to carve up the secondary at will. The Bucs' run defense is incredibly stout, at least, but that doesn't help much if Anderson just marches down the field. The Bucs really struggled to contain Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin.

Meanwhile, the offense couldn't get much done, either. Logan Mankins had to be helped to the locker room in the second quarter, but even with him in the field they managed just two good plays: a 26-yard pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins and a 54-yard Jorvorskie Lane were negated by a bad sack caused by line miscommunication, and a horrible interception by Josh McCown.

At least the Bucs' run defense works: the Panthers have just 46 rushing yards on 20 carries.

Derek Anderson has completed 17 of 22 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, Josh McCown managed three completions on 8 attempts for 36 yards, an interception and a sack.