Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions: Takeaways from Detroit's 24-21 Loss

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions: Takeaways from Detroit's 24-21 Loss
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Detroit Lions 24-21 at Ford Field. Detroit committed five turnovers while failing to register a takeaway. 

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.

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