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Buccaneers-Lions Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-11-21 12:28

TAMPA BAY (2-8) AT DETROIT (6-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox

OPENING LINE - Lions by 9 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 4-6, Detroit 5-5

SERIES RECORD - Lions lead 29-26

LAST MEETING - Lions beat Buccaneers 27-20, Sept. 11, 2011

LAST WEEK - Buccaneers beat Falcons 41-28; Lions lost to Steelers 37-27

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 28, Lions No. 10

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (13), PASS (30)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (9), PASS (18)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (21), PASS (3)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (5), PASS (30)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Lions won second straight and third of four in series in 2011 opener as QB Matthew Stafford threw two of three touchdown passes to WR Calvin Johnson. ... Tampa Bay has won two in row after opening 0-8. ... Rookie QB Mike Glennon was 20 of 23 for 231 yards and two touchdowns without interception for season-high 137.5 rating last week. ... Undrafted rookie and former Browns RB Bobby Rainey ran for 163 yards and two TDs and caught pass for score last week, first player since Edgerrin James in 1999 to have at least 150 yards rushing, two scores rushing and one TD receiving within first 10 games of NFL career. ... WR Vincent Jackson had 10 receptions for second time this year against Falcons with season-high 165 yards and caught fifth TD pass. ... DT Gerald McCoy had career-high three sacks against Atlanta, has four of six sacks in last two games. ... LB Lavonte David only player in league with at least 80 tackles, five sacks and interception. ... LB Mason Foster returned second interception for score last week. ... CB Darrelle Revis held WR Calvin Johnson to career-low-matching one reception for 13 yards, fourth-lowest total of career, to help New York Jets win 23-20 in OT at Detroit on Nov. 7, 2010. ... Lions looking to avoid first two-game losing streak. ... Stafford threw for 350-plus yards for fifth time this season at Pittsburgh to surpass 16,000-yard mark for career, breaking Hall of Famer Bobby Layne's franchise record of 15,710. ... Reggie Bush averaging 113.3 yards from scrimmage per game, ranking fourth among NFL RBs behind LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles and Matt Forte. .. Johnson has seven of 11 TDs in last four games while making 35 receptions for 746 yards. ... LB DeAndre Levy has five INTs, tying Tennessee cornerback Alterraun Verner for most in NFL, and Levy's 81 tackles share team lead with LB Stephen Tulloch. ... DT Nick Fairley shooting for sack in three straight games for first time in career.

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