The overtime period belonged to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and RB Doug Martin.
The Bucs won the coin toss (they’ve won 10-of-11 this season) and took the ball first.
Martin took the first run 11 yards on the first play, putting him over 100 yards rushing on the day. He took the next handoff as well, cutting it up field for 27 yards, the longest Buccaneer gain of the afternoon.
In Carolina territory, the Buccaneers continued to pound the ball. Martin took another handoff before Freeman hit Mike Williams for the first down. Two more Martin carries set up third-and-one when Freeman connected with Vincent Jackson for the sixth time for the first.
Then, from the 15-yard line, the Bucs crossed the goal line, sealing their road victory. Freeman took the snap and hit a wide open Dallas Clark. Clark stretched out for the ball, made the grab and tapped his feet in the end zone.
The Buccaneers came back from 11 points down with six minutes remaining in the game and took the victory from the Panthers in overtime.