Tampa Bay 24, Detroit 21

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 24, 2013
Location - Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Clete Blakeman
Attendance - 62098

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Tampa Bay 3 14 0 7 24
Detroit 0 14 7 0 21

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 3-8 2-4 1-4 W3
Detroit 6-5 3-2 3-3 L2

Recap



Buccaneers 24, Lions 21: Rookie Mike Glennon tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Tiquan Underwood - including an 85-yard strike early in the fourth quarter - as visiting Tampa Bay took advantage of five turnovers to win its third straight game.

Cornerback Leonard Johnson returned one of four interceptions by Matthew Stafford for a 48-yard touchdown. Rookie Johnthan Banks, who replaced an injured Darrelle Revis (groin), picked off Stafford's bid for Calvin Johnson in the final minute to preserve the victory for the Buccaneers (3-8).

Stafford threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns - including one to Nate Burleson (seven catches, 77 yards), who thrived in his return from a broken forearm. Tight ends Joseph Fauria and Brandon Pettigrew also reeled in touchdown passes for the Lions (6-5), who have dropped two in a row. 

Tampa Bay looked poised to take control of the game after Underwood's second touchdown down the middle of the field and a blocked punt, but Rian Lindell missed field goal attempts of 35 and 50 yards. With the deficit only 24-21, the Lions were in position for a game-tying field goal before Banks' second interception of the season.

With the Lions nursing a 14-10 lead, Pettigrew inexplicably ducked on Stafford's pass - allowing Leonard Johnson to return the interception for a touchdown. Pettigrew atoned for the miscue by reeling in an 18-yard score on the Lions' first drive of the second half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: WR Calvin Johnson finished with seven catches for 115 yards - including three for 64 in the second half as Revis remained a spectator. Johnson was limited to just one catch for 13 yards in their lone previous meeting. ... Tampa Bay RB Bobby Rainey was held in check after exploding for 163 rushing yards and three total touchdowns in the 41-28 victory over Atlanta last week. The 5-8 back finished with 35 yards ... Fauria, who had one catch for 10 yards, has six touchdowns on 11 receptions this season.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Tampa Bay   Detroit
Bobby Rainey Player Reggie Bush
18 Attempts 15
35 Yards 83
1.9 Avg Yards 5.5
0 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 39
Receiving
Tampa Bay   Detroit
Tiquan Underwood Player Calvin Johnson
3 Receptions 7
108 Yards 115
36.0 Avg Yards 16.4
2 Touchdowns 0
85 Long 21

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Tampa Bay 229 22 207 3 1 4 2.0 2
Detroit 390 104 286 3 0 0 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Green Bay . The Lions have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Buccaneers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .111 after a loss.