Detroit falls to 6-5 with its second consecutive loss to a team with a losing record. All the goodwill from the 6-3 start is gone. The Buccaneers improve to 3-8 with their third win in a row.
The Lions now have a short week to prepare for the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving. That game is for first place in the NFC North, as the Chicago Bears lost to St. Louis 42-21 to also fall to 6-5. The Packers somehow tied Minnesota, which leaves Green Bay at 5-5-1.
There are many difficult things to digest from this loss for Detroit. Here are some of my initial takeaways from the game...
*All statistics are courtesy of ESPN, unless otherwise noted.