Bucs-Lions Preview

December 14 – The 10-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit the 3-10 Detroit Lions this Sunday. This will be the Bucs' first visit to the Lions' new indoor stadium – Ford Field. PewterReport.com has the Bucs-Lions preview.

MATCHUP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-3) Detroit Lions (3-10)

WHERE: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan

WHEN: Sunday, December 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

TELEVISION: FOX

RADIO: WQYK, Flagship station (99.5 FM, 1010 AM)

TV ANNOUNCERS: Curt Menefee and Tim Ryan

RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Scot Brantley

LAST WEEK: The Detroit Lions lost to the Arizona Cardinals on the road in overtime, 23-20. The Lions' defense allowed Cardinals QB Jake Plummer to throw for 229 yards.

Tampa Bay hosted Atlanta last Sunday and downed the Dirty Birds, 34-10. Bucs quarterback Brad Johnson threw four touchdowns and Tampa Bay's defense held Atlanta QB Michael Vick to just 9 yards rushing.

THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: Tampa Bay and Detroit met in Raymond James Stadium last December. The Bucs barely escaped its home stadium with a win, 15-12. The Buccaneers actually swept the Lions in their two meetings last season, but those two wins were by a total of six points.

BUCS-LIONS SERIES: The Bucs are 22-26 against the Lions in the regular season, including 10-14 on the road. Tampa Bay has won four of its last five contests with Detroit.


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