Bucs win NFL game with field goal at death
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Roberto Aguayo kicked a 38-yard field goal as time expired, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Carolina Panthers 17-14 in their NFL game on Monday night (Tuesday AEDT).
Aguayo had missed from 33 and 46 yards earlier in the game and was just three of seven on field goals this season before the winning kick.
Jameis Winston was 18 of 30 for 219 yards and a touchdown, and led a 66-yard drive to get the Buccaneers (2-3) into field goal range. A costly 15-yard facemask penalty on Kony Ealy hurt the Panthers.
The Panthers turned the ball over four times, three of those by Derek Anderson, who was filling in for the concussed Cam Newton.
Greg Olsen had a career-high 181 yards receiving on nine catches and Cameron Artis-Payne ran for two touchdowns for the Panthers (1-4).
The Panthers turned the ball over just 19 times last season en route to the Super Bowl. This year they already have 14 turnovers in the first five games.
The Bucs were without starters Gerald McCoy (calf injury) and Clinton McDonald (hamstring) and defensive end Robert Ayers (ankle), who missed due to injury.
Newton was not on the sideline after sustaining a concussion last week against the Falcons. The Panthers visit the Saints next week before getting a bye. It's unclear if the reigning league MVP will be ready to go.