The Detroit Lions were able to excel on both offense and defense in their win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
The Lions (9-4) trail first-place Green Bay by a half-game, with the Packers hosting Atlanta on Monday night.
The Lions had a great chance to seize control of the NFC North with a home win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Instead, they blew their chance and ended up losing, yielding some particularly negative grades.
Matthew Stafford’s fourth interception went in and out of Calvin Johnson’s hands inside the Tampa Bay 5 in the final minute, allowing the Buccaneers to hold on for a 24-21 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Detroit will try to bounce back at home on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have won two in a row.
This week was the final week that starters were likely to appear in the preseason, offering fans one more indiscernible glimpse of what may lie ahead in the ensuing 17 weeks of NFL battle.
Here’s an update on which NFC teams took a step forward this week, and which ones overwhelmed the training staff with a rash of new injuries…
Teams squared off against one another for the first time this season, often at full speed, and occasionally featuring first team offensive sets.
This weekend witnessed its first preseason game, and in no time the bid for the Super Bowl will be well under way.
The good news is, arrests and court cases did not dominate NFL news this week. The bad news is that injuries to key players overwhelmed the news cycle instead.