Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Detroit Lions 24 Sunday 10 December 2017   at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING DET 8:05-1Q Riddick 2 run (Prater kick) TB 2:51-1Q Martin 1 run (Murray kick) DET 7:36-2Q Tate 5 pass from Stafford (Prater kick) DET 3:11-3Q Riddick 18 run (Prater kick) TB 13:41-4Q Howard 2 pass from Winston (Murray kick) TB 8:05-4Q Wester 2 pass from Winston (Murray kick) DET 0:20-4Q Prater FG46
Another week and another loss as the Bucs fell to 4-9 on the season.  Six turnovers including four lost fumbles doomed Tampa Bay despite a fourth quarter fightback from 21-7 down to see the scores tied midway through the final period.   But once again a complete lack of a pass rush gave Matthew Stafford time all day and he moved Detroit downfield to set up Matt Prater’s late game-winning fieldgoal.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Barber 12-58, Martin 10-26, Jackson 1-23, Sims 3-16, Winston 2-10. LIONS: Riddick 10-29, Green 5-15, Golladay 1-9, Zenner 2-0. PASSING BUCS: Winston 38-26-285-2-2. LIONS: Stafford 44-36-381-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Godwin 5-68, Howard 4-54, Jackson 4-41, Humphries 3- 25, Evans 2-25, Martin 2-24, Sims 2-11, Martino 1-19, Brate 1-11, Barber 1-5, Wester 1-2. LIONS: Ebron 10-94, Tate 8-85, Riddick 6-64, M.Jones 3-64, T.Jones 3-26, Golladay 3-17, Roberts 2-8, Fells 1-23. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Grimes 1-0, McClain 1-0. LIONS: Diggs 1-12, Slay 1-2. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Rodgers 3-60. LIONS: T.Jones 4-70. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Humphries 0-0. LIONS: T.Jones 3-16. SACKS BUCS: none. LIONS: Davis 1-8, Ansah 1-1, Reeves-Maybin 0.5-4.5, Hayden 0.5-4.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith LDE 91 Ayers LG 64 Pamphile DT 93 McCoy C 62 Smith DT 90 Baker RG 73 Sweezy RDE 95 Russell RT 77 Benenoch MLB 58 Alexander TE 80 Howard WLB 54 David TE 45 Cross CB 36 McClain WR 11 Jackson LCB 24 Grimes WR 13 Evans RCB 29 Smith QB 3 Winston SS 23 Conte RB 22 Martin FS 21 Evans PLAYED 7 Murray, 9 Anger, 10 Humphries, 12 Godwin, 16 Martino, 25 Barber, 27 Olatuye, 32 Rodgers, 34 Sims, 35 Elliott, 37 Tandy, 51 Beckwith, 53 Glanton, 59 Bond, 65 Sanborn, 66 Wester, 79 O’Connor, 82 Auclair, 84 Brate, 92 Gholston, 94 Clarke, 96 Siliga. DID NOT PLAY 14 Fitzpatrick, 68 Hawley. INACTIVES 4 Griffin, 26 Robinson, 28 Hargreaves, 43 Ward, 67 Liedtke, 85 Wilson, 98 McDonald.
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Doug Martin opened the Buccaneer scoring with this one-yard dive over the right side OJ Howard scored his fifth touchdown of the season at the start of the fourth quarter Then the unlikliest Buc of all, Leonard Wester, caught Jameis Winston’s second TD pass of the game