Lions Lap Bucs at Ford Field, 34-17
Despite big games from the WR duo of Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, the Bucs couldn't keep up with Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the Lions Sunday in Detroit, falling to 2-11 on the season.
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The Bucs’ main goal over the next three weeks will be to add three wins to their final total, but there are some other potential statistical milestones that are worth keeping an eye on down the stretch
Same old story as Bucs wither before Lions | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
DETROIT — Members of the Buccaneers’ brass likely went to bed Sunday night wrestling with what could only be described as conflicting and bittersweet emotions.
Little for Bucs to feel good about on this day | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
DETROIT — You’d think Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans would have every reason to feel good about himself after Sunday’s game.
Bucs’ McCown battered, bloodied by Lions’ relentless defense | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
DETROIT — Josh McCown barely completed half of his passes, threw two interceptions and was sacked six times by the Lions on Sunday, but when the final gun sounded in a 34-17 setback, his teammates couldn't wait to offer protection.
Bucs’ defense ‘stunk it up’ vs. Lions | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
DETROIT — A Tampa Bay defense that surged the previous six games suffered through a frustrating day in Motown.
Bucs notes: Defense plays short-handed | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times
DETROIT — The Bucs began the game with three defensive starters sidelined, then two more key regulars went down during one of the season’s most physical matchups.
Bucs Can’t Keep Up In Detroit, Get Mauled 34-17 By Lions | Pewter Report
Detroit’s dominant defensive front and its Matthew Stafford-led offense combined to take down Tampa Bay 34-17.
Most Impressive Buccaneers at Lions | Pewter Report
The Bucs only had a few impressive players in their 34-17 loss to the Lions, but here they are.
Most Disappointing Buccaneers at Lions | Pewter Report
Which Buccaneers were the most disappointing in Sunday's 34-17 loss at Detroit? Find out right here.
Jacquies Smith's emergence continues with two more sacks | Tampa Bay Times
From being claimed on waivers to earning a starting role, Jacquies Smith's emergence with the Bucs took another step Sunday as he came through with two of the team's four sacks in a 34-17 loss to the Lions.
Josh McCown takes pounding, Bucs lose to Lions | Tampa Bay Times
DETROIT — Josh McCown's chin was bloodied, the result of a forearm across the jaw he took in the first quarter Sunday from Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who was penalized for roughing the passer on the play.
Bucs' offense embarrasses itself again | Tampa Bay Times
Each week the Bucs offense finds a new way to embarrass itself.
Eliminated from playoffs, Bucs will consider playing Glennon | Tampa Bay Times
With his team officially eliminated from the playoff picture in the downtrodden NFC South, Bucs coach Lovie Smith said among the things they will consider the final month is playing quarterback Mike Glennon.
Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
DETROIT -- Some thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers should let Mike Glennon finish season at QB - ESPN
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-11 and going nowhere fast. They need to find out if second-year pro Mike Glennon is in their future plans.
Demar Dotson: Bucs' offensive line play 'poor' - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
DETROIT -- It's a misconception that an offensive line doesn't have statistics.
Former California coach Jeff Tedford is interested in the Oregon State football opening | OregonLive.com
Tedford twice took Cal to 10-win seasons.