Buccaneers-Panthers game delayed by weather

The Buccaneers-Panthers game has been delayed by weather midway through the first quarter.

Thunderstorms moved into the area just before kickoff Thursday night after the temperature hovered in the mid-90s during the day. The game was scoreless when play was stopped.

Rain fell early in the game and players were asked to leave the field and fans told to take shelter with 8:31 left in the first quarter due to lightning in the area.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.