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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams celebrates his 12-yard touchdown run against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with teammate Chris Scott during the first half. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Thursday Night Football: Panthers vs. Buccaneers

The Carolina Panthers kept the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winless with a 31-13 win in a Week 8 Thursday Night Football game at Raymond James Stadium.

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams celebrates his
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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams celebrates his 12-yard touchdown run against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with teammate Chris Scott during the first half. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) gets
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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) gets past Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) for a 12-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) is
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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) is tripped by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson (29) after a reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. Buccaneers' Adrian Clayborn (94) chases on the play. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) is
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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) is brought down by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Michael Adams (21) after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Safety Mike Mitchell
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Safety Mike Mitchell #21 of the Carolina Panthers loses his headphones when he catches a warmup pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 24, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Cam Newton
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers warms up for play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 24, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: NFL television commentator
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: NFL television commentator Warren Sapp checks the field before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play against the Carolina Panthers in a Thursday night football game October 24, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Cam Newton #1
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers warms up during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Cam Newton
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers warms up for play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 24, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Steve Smith #89
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers warms up during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers warms up
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Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers warms up during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. (Oct. 24, 2013)

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Steve Smith #89
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers warms up during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Steve Smith #89
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers warms up during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter of an NFL football game on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Mike Glennon #8
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Mike Glennon #8 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Mike Glennon #8
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TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24: Mike Glennon #8 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) pulls
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Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) pulls in a 1-yard touchdown reception during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throws a pass
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) celebrates
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Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) celebrates with teammate tight end Ben Hartsock (84) after catching a 1-yard touchdown pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter of an NFL football game on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) congratulates tight
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) congratulates tight end Greg Olsen (88) after Olsen caught a 1-yard pass for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert (35) is called
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Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert (35) is called for a face mask penalty as he tries to get past Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Mark Barron (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles to
(Credit: AP Photo Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles to get away from Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, right, during the first half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) rushes past
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) rushes past Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) and defensive end Da'Quan Bowers (91) during the first quarter of an NFL football game on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Mike James (25)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Mike James (25) catches a pass for a first down as he is tacked by Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) during the first half of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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