Lions Struggle Against Bucs
On the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first possession, they faced third-and-9 from their 19. Chase Daniel completed 13 of 18 passes, but for only 86 yards and never got the Lions past midfield. That wasn’t much fun.”The Lions allowed 588 yards, the second-highest total in team history and the highest in a regulation game. Those, though, were the only times the Lions allowed 40 points in a 6-10 season. This year, they’ve given up that many five times and are averaging a league-worst 32.1 points allowed per game.detroit.cbslocal.com
Lions and makeshift coaching staff struggle against Bucs
Detroit Lions interim head coach Robert Prince on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Detroit. On the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first possession, they faced third-and-9 from their 19. Chase Daniel completed 13 of 18 passes, but for only 86 yards and never got the Lions past midfield. After a touchback on the kickoff to start the half, Lions running back D'Andre Swift fumbled on first down. That wasn't much fun.”The Lions allowed 588 yards, the second-highest total in team history and the highest in a regulation game.
Brady-led Bucs top Lions 47-7 to end 13-year playoff drought
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Detroit. The Bucs (10-5) set a franchise record with 588 yards and snapped the NFL’s second-longest postseason drought behind Cleveland’s 18-year run that can end Sunday. RECORD WATCHBrady has thrown a franchise-record 36 touchdowns and set a personal record with 348 yards passing by halftime. Tampa Bay set team records in points (34) and yards (410) in the first half. Lions: Stafford left the game with an ankle injury after he was 2 of 3 for 17 yards on his only possession.
Quick observations: Lions giving off 2008 vibes after embarrassing 47-7 loss against Bucs
DETROIT -- The Lions have lost more games than anyone in NFL history. Nobody has ever lost quite like the Detroit Lions, and nobody watching the Detroit Lions has to be told that. The Lions (5-10) allowed 588 yards for the game, even though Blaine Gabbert played the entire final two quarters. He completed 22 of 27 passes for 348 yards overall while helping the Bucs sprint to a 34-0 lead at halftime. That 34-point deficit was just one point off the Lions record, and again, this is the Detroit Lions we’re talking about.mlive.com
Brees throws 4 TD passes, Saints rout Brady, Buccaneers 38-3
Brees was 26 of 32 passing, including first-half TD throws of 14 yards to Tre’Quan Smith, 8 yards to Adam Trautman and 12 yards to Sanders, who missed the previous two games while on the COVID-19 list. Brees regained the league career TD pass lead with 654, three more than the 43-year-old Brady, who had thrown for 17 touchdowns and just one interception over his previous six games. The Saints intercepted Brady twice in a 34-23 season-opening win, with Janoris Jenkins returning one for a TD. Jared Cook fumbled at the Bucs 2 with the Saints looking to build on an early 7-0 lead. The Saints outgained the Bucs 241 yards to 36 up to that point.
NFL facing unending series of questions, uncertain answers
Perhaps the biggest headlines Brady drew recently came when he defied players' union recommendations to cease informal practices with teammates as a coronavirus precaution. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)In seven weeks, the NFL expects to kick off its 101st season with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Houston. Still set on conducting a somewhat normal training camp, though without any preseason games, and then opening the regular season on time, the NFL pushes onward. We could have a ton of social distance, more than we have with our football team, Chiefs coach Andy Reid says. Perhaps the biggest headlines Brady drew recently came when he defied players' union recommendations to cease informal practices with teammates as a coronavirus precaution.
Brady continues group workouts despite NFLPA recommendation
With NFL training facilities still closed to players because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brady has been leading small voluntary workouts near downtown Tampa for much of the past month. The latest session came just three days after the Bucs confirmed an unspecified number of individuals tested positive for COVID-19 at the team's training center. The same day, NFL Players Association medial director Dr. Thom Mayer, recommended all NFL players refrain from working out in group settings until training camp begins next month. It is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged in practicing together in private workouts," Mayer said. The Bucs did not release the number or names of people who tested positive at the teams headquarters.
Cincinnati football vs. Miami (Ohio): Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)CINCINNATI, Ohio - Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio) meet for the 124th time Saturday in the annual Victory Bell battle between schools some 45 minutes apart in southwest Ohio. LINE: Cincinnati -17.5Last week, Cincinnati traveled to No. 6 Ohio State hoping to pull off an upset but was unable to generate much offense and was drubbed 42-0. Not only did Cincinnati's offense struggle against Ohio State, but its defense was unable to carry its weight, giving up 31 first downs and 508 total yards. PREDICTION: Cincinnati 31, Miami 20More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.