Jackson has now gone over 1,000 receiving yards for the season, the second straight year he has accomplished that.
Jackson leads the Buccaneers with 61 receptions for 963 yards and five touchdowns. His status had been uncertain after being limited in practice during the week.
Mike Glennon looked Jackson's way early and often, which is a good sign for fantasy owners. Jackson had just 10 receptions for 118 yards in the previous three games.
Jackson had consecutive two-TD games but the Panthers' D bracketed him well and QB Mike Glennon had trouble getting him the ball.
Jackson, targeted on 22 passes, had 10 catches for 138 yards, including touchdown receptions of 59 yards in the second quarter and 1 yard in the third quarter. His chemistry is much better with rookie Mike Glennon than it was with Josh Freeman.
Jackson's performance surely provided relief for owners, who were panicking after he had totaled 138 yards on 10 receptions over the last three games.
It was Jackson's best performance since a 7-catch, 216-yard effort against New Orleans on Oct. 21, 2012.