The Buccaneers head to Detroit to take on the Lions on Sunday in hopes of winning their fourth straight. Here are four matchups to watch in this one.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to Detroit to take on the struggling and injury riddled Lions. Detroit has been hit hard by injuries this season losing both their starting QB Matthew Stafford and running back Kerryon Johnson, and with both out the offense has struggled to move the ball and get it into the hands of their wide receivers.
The Bucs have been flying high over the past several weeks. They are on a three-game winning streak and turning the corner looks like a real possibility for the young pewter and red team. During this run the offense has continued to put up high passing numbers, but the real surprise has been how well the defense has played.
The young secondary is growing up right in front of our eyes. Rookie Devin White has been playing at a high level as of late serving as a great compliment to the veteran Lavonte David. The pass rush led by Shaquil Barret and Jason Pierre-Paul has been causing headaches for opposing teams.
This week the defensive unit should be able to keep this up with the Lions and David Blough at quarterback. The Bucs struggles against back ups has been well documented in the past, but that was the past and this new regime is looking to change everything about the old culture.
Here are four matchups to keep an eye on as the pewter and red look to make it four straight.