Gameday Preview: Bucs vs. Lions

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0) vs. Detroit Lions (0-0)

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0) vs. Detroit Lions (0-0)

Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Time: 1:00pm ET/ Noon CT

TV: Fox

Announcers: Chris Meyers and Tim Ryan

Weather: 91°F Partial Clouds throughout the day

Line: Buccaneers -1.5

Injury Report: DETROIT – DT Nick Fairly (Out), T Jason Fox (Out), CB Alphonso Smith (Out), DT Andre Fluellen (Probable), Maurice Morris (Probable).

TAMPA BAY – TE Kellen Winslow (Probable),  CB Myron Lewis (Out), Dekoda Watson (Probable), Ted Larsen (Probable)

Key Matchup: Aqib Talib vs. Calvin Johnson Jr.

Last Meeting: December 19, 2010 – Lions 23, Buccaneers 20

Series History (Since 2001): Buccaneers lead 5-2

Preview: The Bucs lost to the Lions in overtime last year with Calvin Johnson Jr going over 150 yards and a score. Tampa Bay will be looking to not only stop Megatron Johnson, but keep a watchful eye out for Ndamukong Suh and the Lions strong defensive line. LaGarrette Blount had an exceptional game against the Lions and will be looking to repeat that success. Matthew Stafford is playing the Buccaneers for the first time in his 3 year NFL career. It will be the first meeting between Freeman and Stafford who were both taken in the same Draft Class.


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