The Tampa Bay Buccaneers started out the game on a 21-0 run on the road against the Detroit Lions. Detroit then cut the deficit to 24-17 on a 1-yard touchdown run by Wes Hills to start the fourth-quarter.
Tampa Bay avoided a collapse by Sean Murphy-Bunting picking off David Blough with 5:23 remaining in regulation for a 70-yard touchdown return and the Buccaneers took down the Lions by a score of 38-17.
This Tampa Bay team has now won five consecutive games. They won't be in the playoffs this season in the NFC, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have something moving forward.
Jameis Winston threw two touchdown passes in the first-quarter to Breshad Perriman from 34 yards out and Scott Miller from 33 yards out.
Winston was amazing in this game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with completing 28-of-42 passes for 458 yards four touchdowns and one interception.
Perriman finished the game with five receptions for 113 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
Miller caught three passes for 49 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Chris Godwin finished the game with five receptions for 121 yards receiving and he was the leading receiver in this game for Tampa Bay.
Ronald Jones was the leading rusher in this game for the Buccaneers. He finished with 23 yards rushing on 11 carries. Jones caught one pass for 26 yards receiving.
In the second-quarter, Jameis Winston threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Breshad Perriman to go up 21-0.
With Detroit trailing 24-3 in the third-quarter, Hills scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. He finished the game with 21 yards rushing on 10 carries and two touchdowns. Wes Hills also caught two passes for one yard receiving. He was making his NFL Debut.
Bo Scarbrough did not play in this game due to an injury to his ribs. He has been good in the backfield so far this season for them.
David Blough completed 24-of-43 passes for 260 yards and two interceptions. He also rushed for 19 yards on five carries.
Danny Amendola was the leading receiver in this game for the Detroit Lions with eight receptions for 102 yards receiving.
Kenny Golladay was held in check for Detroit. He caught three passes for 44 yards receiving.
Chris Lacy caught one pass for 48 yards receiving.
Jesse James caught three passes for 31 yards receiving for the Lions.
With 2:50 remaining in regulation, Jameis Winston threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Breshad Perriman.
Winston is looking like he is going to be around this football team for a while, but time is going to tell in these final two weeks of the NFL regular season.
As for Detroit, they might fire Matt Patricia after the season even though it is only two seasons into his tenure. The Detroit Lions started the season 2-1-1.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-7) will try and be playoff spoilers when they host the Houston Texans (9-5) next Saturday afternoon.
The Detroit Lions (3-10-1) will be on the road against the Denver Broncos (5-9) next Sunday.