It’s being played in a stadium half-filled with fans and the rest bacteria, but at least it’s slightly less sloppy than the game on Monday night.
The half flew by, in part because the Panthers killed more than half the first quarter with their opening drive, a 15-play touchdown plod that ended with a Cam Newton pass to an uncovered Greg Olsen. If only the Bucs were more generous with those free cokes, they might’ve known to cover him.
The Bucs responded with a field goal drive. It’s worth noting that Mike Glennon is a decent quarterback if you’re willing to score 15 points a game all on field goals. DeAngelo Williams found the end zone for the first time this season, then the Bucs added – you guessed it – another field goal to put it at 14-6 at half.