As we head into the fourth quarter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are down 27-10 to the Detroit Lions, and their offense hasn't shown any signs of life to make anyone think they'd be able to come back from that.
While the first half was pretty wild, the third quarter has been very uneventful. Outside of a 53-yard pass to Calvin Johnson, nothing remotely exciting happened during that quarter. Bucs get the ball, punt. Lions get the ball, complete a long pass, get a field goal. Bucs punt. Lions punt. Bucs punt. Boring.
And boring is not going to cut it for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They're down 20-10, and exchanging punts isn't exactly going to fix that problem.
And to demonstrate that point, the Lions went down the field and scored a touchdown just before the fourth quarter, basically putting the game out of Tampa Bay's reach barring some miraculous events. To make matters worse, Lavnote David is likely out for the game as he's being evaluated for a possible concussion.