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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Detroit Lions 34

With the loss, the Buccaneers were officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Tampa Bay averaged 177 yards on the ground in their previous three games before running into a solid Detroit rush defense Sunday. Running back Bobby Rainey, who garnered NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after gouging the Falcons for 163 yards and scoring three touchdowns, was limited to only 35 yards on 18 carries. “I think Detroit stormed the castle,” Bucs coach Greg Schiano said. “They had guys in every gap.”

The Buccaneers finished with 22 net rushing yards in 24 attempts, forcing rookie quarterback Mike Glennon into some unfavorable third-down situations. “Last week, the offense came through, scoring 41 points,’’ guard Davin Joseph said. “This week, Detroit keyed into our run game and shut us down, putting us in third-and-long all day. The Lions have a tough front and they made it hard on us, but our defense stepped up. We probably played our most complete game of the year ... and we needed every bit of it.”

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Indoors - 68°F. - Humidity 70% - Wind W. 1 mph Wind Chill 68°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Jeff Triplette
    • UMPIRE: Butch Hannah
    • HEAD LINESMAN: John McGrath
    • LINE JUDGE: Jeff Bergman
    • SIDE JUDGE: Boris Cheek
    • FIELD JUDGE: Alex Kemp
    • BACK JUDGE: Steve Freeman
    • REPLAY OFFICAL: Mike Wimmer
    • VIDEO OPERATOR: not documented
    SCORING
    • LIONS: 2:57-1Q Johnson 6 pass from Stafford (Prater kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 13:32-2Q Murray FG54
    • LIONS: 06:07-2Q Bell 1 run (Prater kick)
    • LIONS: 03:01-2Q Prater FG46
    • BUCCANEERS: 00:09-2Q Evans 5 pass from McCown (Murray kick)
    • LIONS: 11:14-3Q Prater FG23
    • LIONS: 00:15-3Q Fauria 10 pass from Stafford (Prater kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 12:52-4Q Evans 26 pass from McCown (Murray kick)
    • LIONS: 05:01-4Q Bell 5 pass from Stafford (Prater kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #83 V. Jackson
    • LT: #75 O. Cousins
    • LG: #70 L. Mankins
    • C: #62 E. Dietrich-Smith
    • RG: #66 P. Omameh
    • RT: #69 D. Dotson
    • TE: #88 L. Stocker
    • WR: #13 M. Evans
    • QB: #12 J. McCown
    • RB: #22 D. Martin
    • TE: #18 L. Murphy
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #56 J. Smith
    • DT: #93 G. McCoy
    • DT: #97 A. Spence
    • RE: #90 M. Johnson
    • SLB: #29 L. Johnson
    • MLB: #51 D. Lansanah
    • CB: #54 L. David
    • LCB: #21 A. Verner
    • RCB: #27 J. Banks
    • SS: #30 B. McDougald
    • FS: #38 D. Goldson
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 7 Murray, 9 Koenen, 11 Patton, 25 James, 26 Butler, 31 Wright, 32 Frey, 34 Sims, 37 Tandy, 39 Dixon, 45 Lemon, 48 DePaola, 50 Fletcher, 53 Magee, 57 English, 64 Pamphile, 72 Gilkey, 84 Brate, 89 Shepard, 91 Bowers, 92 Gholston, 96 Fatinikun
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 8 Glennon, 61 Allen
    INACTIVE
    • 10 Herron, 43 Rainey, 59 Foster, 73 Collins, 82 Myers, 87 Sef-Jenkins, 98 McDonald

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Martin 5-22, McCown 4-8, Sims 5-(-4).
    • LIONS: Bell 18-83, Bush 8-26, Ross 1-4, Winn 1-2, Stafford 3-(-2).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: McCown 39-20-250-2-2.
    • LIONS: Stafford 34-26-311-0-3.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Jackson 10-159, Evans 4-45, Murphy 3-18, Sims 1-24, Stocker 1-4, Martin 1-0.
    • LIONS: Johnson 8-158, Bell 5-50, Tate 4-50, Bush 4-8, Ebron 3-28, Fauria 2-17.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • LIONS: Ihedigbo 1-11, Quin 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Patton 1-23.
    • LIONS: Ross 2-11.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Patton 0-0.
    • LIONS: Ross 2-67.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Smith 2-0, English 1-9, Gholston 1-8.
    • LIONS: Levy 2-13, Suh 1-11, G.Johnson 1-10, Fluellen 1-5, Ansah 1-4.

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