Ted Ginn leads Panthers to win over Bucs, and a 4-0 start
There’s only one place on Earth where Ted Ginn looks like a legitimate offensive threat in the NFL.
Fortunately for the Panthers, he found his place.
The former first-round bust, turned free agent-riches-seeker, turned comeback kid, led his favorite team to a win Sunday. Finn caught a pair of touchdown passes to lead the Panthers to a 37-23 win over the Buccaneers.
The win extends the Panthers’ hot start to 4-0, and underscores how good Ginn has been with the Panthers.
in 20 career games with the Panthers, he has eight receiving touchdowns. In 104 other games with the Dolphins, 49ers and Cardinals, he has six.
Ginn has always been a competent return man, who offers a vertical threat. But nowhere else has he delivered on that potential quite like he has with the Panthers. They need it too, after losing Kelvin Benjamin for the season with a torn ACL in training camp, they had few targets for Cam Newton.
But Ginn has delivered, and against a Bucs team intent on shooting their cannons into their own feet, it was enough.
The Buccaneers turned it over five times, dropping to 1-3 on a wet and sloppy day. Jameis Winston threw four interceptions and fumbled once, negating his two touchdowns and Doug Martin’s 106-yard rushing day.