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Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead 17-14 on the road against the Detroit Lions


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold a 17-14 lead over the Detroit Lions at half time at Ford Field.

The Bucs took the lead on a 38-yard field goal through Ryan Lindell and then both teams proceeded to trade touchdowns with each other.

The Lions got on the board with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Nate Burleson before the Bucs retook the lead thanks to a 7-yard toss from Mike Glennon to Tiquan Underwood.

Joseph Fauria restored the Lions lead on a very questionable touchdown reception, but the Bucs moved into the lead again after Leonard Johnson picked off Stafford and returned it 48-yards for a touchdown.

Glennon has been fantastic for the Bucs, completing nine of 11 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. Vincent Jackson has 61 receiving yards, including a big 47-yard reception, while Tim Wright has five catches for 48-yards as he has seen the football more with Jackson being tightly covered.

Running back Bobby Rainey hasn’t been very effective against Detroit’s dominant defensive line as he has only 27 yards rushing on 10 carries.

Lavonte David continues his fine form as he has six tackles, forced a fumble and picked off a Stafford pass, while Johnson has four tackles to go with his pick six.

The Bucs defense is without Dashon Goldson (suspension) and Mason Foster (concussion) today, but despite missing two integral parts of their defense, the Bucs are standing tall.

Calvin Johnson, in his highly anticipated matchup against Darrelle Revis, has four catches for 61 yards on six targets.

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