Buccaneers: 3 MVPs from Tampa Bay’s victory over Panthers

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Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Three Most Valuable Players from the Buccaneers’ victory over the Panthers in Week 2

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved to 1-1 on the season with a victory over the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon in Raymond James Stadium.

The Buccaneers beat the Panthers 31-17 and while it wasn’t the prettiest win in the world, it still was exactly what the team needed moving forward.

As we move forward, here’s a look back at just three MVPs- though there easily could’ve been more- from the win Sunday.

3. Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette opened up a whole new dimension in the Tampa Bay offense and it can’t really be argued.

The Buccaneers were able to get some things going on the ground with Fournette in the backfield and that’s a testament to his explosiveness and skill. Fournette finished the afternoon with 12 carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns, including that emphatic 46-yard touchdown run that put the exclamation mark on the end of the game.

With his performance, Fournette is another step closer to being named the starter at running back- if he’s not already- and that just shows how good he was Sunday. In addition to Fournette, another offensive player who deserves to be mentioned in Mike Evans, who was the top receiving target and did an excellent job making plays with Chris Godwin out due to concussion protocol.