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Leonard Fournette makes strong case for larger role with Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. -- With 1:56 to go and the Carolina Panthers threatening to spoil Tom Brady’s home opener with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Brady put the ball in the hands of running back Leonard Fournette, whose 46-yard touchdown run sealed a Bucs’ 31-17 win --Brady’s first as a Buccaneer.

The Panthers had turned Tampa Bay’s 21-0 halftime lead into a one-score game – a movie the Bucs had seen before when they allowed the New York Giants to erase an 18-point halftime deficit to win Daniel Jones’ rookie debut last year.