This week’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions NFL game will be held at Ford Field, Downtown Detroit, Michigan, at 12:00 pm on Sunday. You can watch the game on NBC.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions

12:00 pmSunday, January 21, 2024Ford Field
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions Prediction

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Buccaneers vs Lions Prediction

This weeks Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions prediction has the Buccaneers sailing to Ford Field in Downtown Detroit, Michigan to take on the Lions at home.

In their last meeting on October 15, 2023 the Lions beat the Buccaneers 20-6.

This season, the Lions have been a force to be reckoned with situating themselves comfortably at the top of the Super Bowl contender list from the get-go. The Buccaneers, on the other hand, while they have had their ups and downs this season, have been somewhat of a silent assassin, winning only one more game than they have lost.

The Lions have a clear lead in almost every aspect of the game with 589 more passing yards, 802 more rushing yards, 1 more average yard per play, and 113 more points scored for an average of 1:41 minutes less possession time per game.

The Lions have been in incredible form all year and will be a difficult team to beat this week; The Buccaneers are lucky to even be in the finals this year, there are plenty of other teams that should have made it this far but didnt.

Lions all the way.

Betting Pick: Lions

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Buccaneers vs Lions Injury Report

Team Stats

Total Yards555369171364
Passing Yards38124401589
Rushing Yards15092311802
Average Yards per Play561
Points Scored348461113
Fumbles Lost8113
Interceptions Thrown10122
Sacks Allowed40319
3rd Down Efficiency41%41%0%
Time of Possession Per Game30:3428:531:41
Total Yards Allowed61886071117
Passing Yards Allowed4232420527
Rushing Yards Allowed16201509111
Points Allowed32539570
Fumbles Recovered1266
Allowed 3rd Down Efficiency40%37%3%

General Assessment of Teams’ Performance

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Detroit Lions show a significant difference in their overall performance, as indicated by the provided statistics. The Lions have outperformed the Buccaneers in total yards by a notable margin of 1364 yards, mainly driven by their superior rushing and passing yards. The Lions’ average yards per play also surpass the Buccaneers’, indicating a more efficient offense.

Offensive Analysis

  • Passing Yards: The Lions lead with 4401 passing yards compared to the Buccaneers’ 3812, a difference of 589 yards.
  • Rushing Yards: A notable disparity is observed in rushing yards, with the Lions gaining 2311 yards over the Buccaneers’ 1509, showing a stronger rushing offense.
  • Points Scored: The Lions scored 113 more points than the Buccaneers, underscoring their offensive prowess.

Defensive Analysis

  • Total Yards Allowed: The Buccaneers have allowed slightly more total yards than the Lions.
  • Passing/Rushing Yards Allowed: Both teams are closely matched in passing yards allowed, but the Buccaneers have allowed more rushing yards.
  • Points Allowed: The Lions have conceded 70 more points, indicating weaker defensive performance.

Special Teams and Discipline

  • Fumbles and Interceptions: The Lions have lost more fumbles and thrown more interceptions, showing a slight lack in discipline.
  • Sacks and 3rd Down Efficiency: The Buccaneers have allowed more sacks but are equal in 3rd down efficiency.
  • Time of Possession: The Buccaneers lead in time of possession, indicating better control over the game flow.


  • Offense: The Lions rank significantly higher (3rd) compared to the Buccaneers (23rd).
  • Defense: The Buccaneers (23rd) are closely ranked to the Lions (19th) in defense.
  • Passing and Rushing: The Lions dominate in passing (2nd) and rushing (5th), while the Buccaneers trail behind, especially in rushing (32nd).

Win Probability Percentage

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 40%
  • Detroit Lions: 60%

Given the Lions’ superior offensive stats, particularly in passing and rushing yards, coupled with their higher offensive ranking, they hold a higher win probability. However, the Buccaneers’ comparable defensive statistics and better time of possession offer them a fighting chance.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions Prediction

The Detroit Lions, with their robust offensive performance and higher overall ranking, are likely to outperform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the Buccaneers’ defensive resilience and time of possession could narrow the gap, leading to a competitive game. The Lions are favored to win, but the outcome could be closer than the statistics suggest.



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