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Buccaneers, Lions relegated to individual goals down stretch

Posted: 10:01 PM, Dec 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-12 22:01:34-05
Buccaneers, Lions relegated to individual goals down stretch

TAMPA BAY (6-7) at DETROIT (3-9-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE -- Buccaneers by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Buccaneers 4-8-1, Lions 5-8

SERIES RECORD -- Lions lead 31-27

LAST MEETING -- Lions beat Buccaneers 24-21, Dec. 10, 2017
LAST WEEK --Buccaneers beat Colts 38-35; Lions lost to Vikings 20-7

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Buccaneers No. 19, Lions No. 29t

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (3), RUSH (24t), PASS (2).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (17), RUSH (1), PASS (31).
LIONS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (13), RUSH (19), PASS (7).
LIONS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (29), RUSH (23), PASS (30).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Lions have won two straight against Buccaneers. ... Tampa Bay has won two straight, four of five this season after 2-6 start. ... Buccaneers WR Mike Evans out at least two games after pulling hamstring last week on his eighth receiving TD. ... QB Jameis Winston ranks second with 4,115 yards passing, tied for second in TD passes (26). ... Winston had career-high 456 yards passing, season-high matching four TD passes, three interceptions last week. He has NFL-high 23 INTs, five returned for scores, and five lost fumbles. ... OLB Shaquil Barrett leads NFL with 15 sacks, two shy of breaking Hall of Famer Warren Sapp's franchise single-season record set in 2000. ... Lions have lost six straight, nine of 10, after 2-0-1 start. ... Second-year coach Matt Patricia has 9-19-1 record. ... Injured QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) expected to miss sixth straight game. ... QB David Blough likely starting third game in row. Undrafted rookie is 46 of 78 for 485 yards, three TDs, three INTs in two games. ... DE Trey Flowers has six sacks his last six games. ... Rookie LB Jahlani Tavai had career-high 11 tackles last week. ... CB Darius Slay defended seven passes in his past four games, NFL-high 101 since 2013. ... Fantasy tip: WR Chris Godwin may get even more targets without Evans against 30th-ranked team against pass. His 1,212 yards receiving rank second in NFL, nine TD receptions tied for second, 81 receptions tied for fifth.