Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Carolina Panthers to give coach Arians first win

The Buccaneers’ Jameis Winston won the battle of the quarterbacks.

By Press Association Published: 13 September 2019 - 5.39am

Bruce Arians secured his first victory as Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach with a 20-14 win over the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte.

Having lost their season opener to the San Francisco 49ers, the Buccaneers bounced back with an impressive display in which they nullified the threat of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

The Panthers have now lost both of their games in the new season, with each loss coming at home.

The Buccaneers’ quarterback Jameis Winston outplayed Newton in a matchup of former Heisman Trophy winners and top overall NFL draft picks, while outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett also had a fine game.