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Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2017
3 things we learned: The Lions are shaking things up at running back

3 things we learned: The Lions are shaking things up at running back

Detroit beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-21 on Sunday to preserve their fragile playoff hopes. Here are three things we learned in the victory, not including Jim Caldwell, whom we've explored thoroughly elsewhere.
Pride Of Detroit Dec 11, 2017
Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers snap counts: Teez Tabor finally gets a real shot

Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers snap counts: Teez Tabor finally gets a real shot

The rookie cornerback is finally starting to see significant playing time. Here’s a look at the Week 14 snap counts for the Detroit Lions’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Offense: Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford: 68 snaps (100%) Running backs Theo Riddick: 48 (71%)Tion Green: 13 (19%) — 5 special teams snaps (21%)Zach Zenner: 7 (10%) — 17 (71%) Tight ends Eric Ebron: 42 (62%)Darren Fells: 30 (44%) — 4 (17%)Michael Roberts: 9 (13%) — 9 (38%) Wide receivers Marvin Jones Jr.: 67 (99%)Kenny Golladay: 58 (85%)Golden Tate: 56 (82%)TJ Jones: 10 (15%) — 9 (38%) Offensive...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 11, 2017
Lions-Buccaneers report card: Tight ends shine, turnovers inflate secondary

Lions-Buccaneers report card: Tight ends shine, turnovers inflate secondary

Check out our Week 14 Detroit Lions report card. Here’s a look at our report card for the Detroit Lions’ 24-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quarterbacks: B This is a really tough game to grade for Matthew Stafford. On one hand, he completed a miraculous 81.8 percent of passes on 44 attempts for an impressive 8.7 yards per attempt. He was also a perfect 6-for-6 on the final drive of the game, adding another fourth quarter game-winning drive to his resume. But those two interceptions were both inexcusable and both costly. Should Stafford not force the ball into both of those...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 11, 2017
Detroit Lions player of the game: Who gets the Week 14 Game Ball vs. Buccaneers?

Detroit Lions player of the game: Who gets the Week 14 Game Ball vs. Buccaneers?

Who was the player of the game against the Buccaneers? The Detroit Lions defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-21, and there were actually some impressive individual performances to go with it. After a couple weeks of poor play, there are several players worthy of this week’s Game Ball, so let’s get into it. But before we do, here are the Game Ball standings through 13 games. Matthew Stafford - 14Glover Quin - 7Matt Prater - 7Marvin Jones Jr. - 7Darius Slay - 5Golden Tate - 5A’Shawn Robinson - 4Ezekiel Ansah - 3Anthony Zettel - 3Jarrad Davis - 3Jamal Agnew - 3Tion Green - 3Darren Fells...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 11, 2017
Monday open thread: How do you feel about the Lions after their 24-21 win over the Buccaneers?

Monday open thread: How do you feel about the Lions after their 24-21 win over the Buccaneers?

Feeling any better after the Lions moved to 7-6 on Sunday? The Detroit Lions won their seventh game on Sunday, guaranteeing for the fifth straight season that they won’t finish with double-digit losses. That’s obviously a fairly low bar to set, but it’s also a sign of some consistency. Their win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was anything but convincing. Thankfully the Lions finally got out to a better start, but they squandered that by blowing a 14-point fourth quarter lead. There were things to like. For example, the Lions forced five turnovers on Sunday after forcing five in the...
NFL Trade Rumors Dec 10, 2017

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy Fears He Has Torn Biceps

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Lions that he fears he suffered another torn biceps. “It actually happened on the first play of the game,’’ McCoy said, via FlordiaFootballInsiders.com. “(I) just kept playing through the pain but it got to a point where I just couldn’t tolerate the pain anymore.  “I didn’t … The post Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy Fears He Has Torn Biceps appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 10, 2017
After benching, the Lions are no longer calling Ameer Abdullah their No. 1 back

After benching, the Lions are no longer calling Ameer Abdullah their No. 1 back

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Detroit Lions did not dress Ameer Abdullah for their 24-21 win Sunday against the Buccaneers, even though multiple reports indicated he was healthy enough to do so. Theo Riddick started in his place, with Zach Zenner...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
WATCH: Lions DT Akeem Spence eats a W against his former team

WATCH: Lions DT Akeem Spence eats a W against his former team

The former Buccaneers got the revenge he was hoping for. The Detroit Lions named Akeem Spence captain for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers knowing the defensive tackle was extra motivated to face his former team. Spence said earlier in the week that he still held some animosity against the Buccaneers after they failed to offer him a second contract. Spence thought he played well enough to earn some consideration, but Tampa didn’t come calling. “It’s just something where you’ve been somewhere for four years and you help build it up and then you got to go disappear...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers stock report

Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers stock report

It was a sloppy game by both teams, but there’s plenty to look at both positive and negative in this one. The Detroit Lions squeeked out a victory against a woeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers team in true Lions fashion. After leading most of the game and holding onto a 14-point lead, the team let the Bucs claw their way back into the game with repeated defensive collapses. They would tighten up, however, and hold off the Bucs while scoring a final-minute field goal to put the game out of reach. With so many ups and downs, it’s no surprise there’s plenty of guys trending in opposite...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What Just Happened?

Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What Just Happened?

A collection of thoughts on the Lions’ Week 14 matchup. This team, man. I mean this team, am I right? This dang team. Only the Lions do stuff like this, right? We’re all used to it. Give the Lions an easy win and they’ll do everything they can to make it a 23-21 win instead of a 40-21 win. The Lions got the job done and keep their playoff hopes alive. But it wasn’t pretty. Still, a win is a win. And wins are delicious aren’t they Akeem? #Lions @AkeemSpence “eating a w” after the win pic.twitter.com/WD7DJTJUR0— Sky Kerstein (@SkyKersteinFox2) December 10, 2017 As always,...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
Recap: Lions fend off Buccaneers in turnover-fest, keep playoff hopes alive, 24-21

Recap: Lions fend off Buccaneers in turnover-fest, keep playoff hopes alive, 24-21

An entirely sloppy affair, the Lions outlived the Buccaneers to keep their playoff hopes alive. For the Lions, the playoffs started this week. Their remaining four games represented a chance, albeit a slight one, to make the playoffs, but it would have to start with a win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. First Half After exchanging punts, the Lions did the unthinkable: They jumped out to a lead, and not just any kind of lead... Theo Riddick took a handoff from two yards out and dove for the goal line to cap off a seven-play, 74-yard drive. Riddick’s run gave Detroit a 7-0 advantage to...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
Lions-Buccaneers second half open thread

Lions-Buccaneers second half open thread

Will Detroit hold onto their first half lead? Join the conversation! The Detroit Lions lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 14-7. Matthew Stafford hasn’t seem to be hampered by his hand injury, but he has made a couple of poor decisions, resulting in a couple of interceptions in the first half. Theo Riddick, starting at running back in place of the healthy scratch Ameer Abdullah, has been used often in the running and passing game, picking up the first touchdown of the game on a 2-yard rushing touchdown. Will Detroit be able to hang on for a victory, and hold onto their slim shot...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers first half open thread, live updates

Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers first half open thread, live updates

Watch the first half of the Detroit Lions’ Week 14 matchup. Kickoff is just minutes away, and it has already been a whirlwind of a morning. Reports have leaked that Jim Caldwell’s contract was not exactly as “multi-year” as previously reported. His contract is technically only through 2018, making him essentially much more fireable should the rest of the season not go as planned. Additionally, there are rumors that Ameer Abdullah is being benched due to performance, not injury. And on top of that, we’re all waiting to see what Matthew Stafford will look like given his hand...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah reportedly benched due to performance, not injury

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah reportedly benched due to performance, not injury

Apparently the Lions want to see what they have in their other backs. Early Sunday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport dropped a few serious bombs regarding the Detroit Lions. First, there was the report that Jim Caldwell may not really have a multi-year extension, as previously leaked. Then his attention turned to the Lions lineup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ameer Abdullah missed last week due to a neck injury. He was limited in practice all this week due to the same injury and was listed as questionable for Sunday. The Lions made it official and declared him inactive for...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
Week 14 NFL coverage: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 14 NFL coverage: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Check out all of our coverage for the Detroit Lions Week 14 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Check out all of our pregame, postgame and in-game coverage of the Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 10, 2017
Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: How to watch game, chat with fans

Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: How to watch game, chat with fans

Lions' hopes rest on the effectiveness of Matthew Stafford, who injured his throwing hand last week.
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
Week 14 NFL expert picks: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 14 NFL expert picks: Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

See if experts are picking the Detroit Lions this week over the Buccaneers. Three months ago, this Week 14 matchup between the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers probably looked like a potential huge matchup between NFC contenders. If most analysts had to pick at the time, they probably would have said the Bucs were the most likely team to still be in playoff contention at this point in the season. But that’s not the case. The Buccaneers are essentially done, while the Lions may not be far behind. That being said, NFL experts still aren’t too sure who they should be picking this...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 10, 2017
Report: Matthew Stafford to play vs. Buccaneers barring ‘unforeseen setback’

Report: Matthew Stafford to play vs. Buccaneers barring ‘unforeseen setback’

As long as things stay the course with Matthew Stafford’s injured throwing hand, the quarterback is expected to start in Week 14. So long as things keep trending in the same direction, the Lions should see their franchise quarterback take the field on Sunday according to a report late Saturday evening. This report comes courtesy of the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who says that barring any “unforeseen setback,” Matthew Stafford will be under center for the Lions Sunday tilt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: After seeing his throwing hand improve by the day, #Lions QB Matthew...
NFL Trade Rumors Dec 9, 2017

Matthew Stafford Expected To Start For Lions Against Buccaneers

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Lions QB Matthew Stafford is expected to start Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers barring an unforeseen setback. Stafford has been dealing with an injury to his throwing hand that limited him earlier in the week. However, all indications have been that he was going to be good to go in … The post Matthew Stafford Expected To Start For Lions Against Buccaneers appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.

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