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The turnovers in this Lions-Buccaneers game are getting out of hand

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The two teams have combined for eight turnovers midway through the third quarter.

Detroit Lions v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions are playing a ridiculous game right now. The two teams have turned the ball over eight times, with five of those changes of possession coming courtesy of the Bucs’ sloppy play. But the Lions are holding their own, too, and there’s still plenty of time for them to come alongside Tampa Bay.

Those turnovers come in many different flavors, too. Jameis Winston and Matthew Stafford both threw a pair of interceptions. Winston added a fumble, as did Bucs tight end O.J. Howard and running back Doug Martin. On the Lions side, Eric Ebron fumbled the ball away to make things a little even.

With all of those turnovers, none of them returned for a touchdown, you’d think this would be a close, low-scoring game. The kind of game where teams just keep passing each other the ball and nothing happens on the scoreboard. But nope: the Lions turned three of those turnovers into touchdowns, and are now up 21-7. The Bucs got 0 points off turnovers.