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The defensive backs for Tampa Bay did their job even after Darrelle Revis left the game due to injury.
Darrelle Revis exited Sunday's game at halftime with a groin injury, according to the Fox broadcast team. Shortly after his departure, the Lions targeted the now open Calvin Johnson for a few big plays.
But those big plays would evaporate. The remaining defensive backs for the Buccaneers adjusted to their situation and proceeded to create turnovers and get key stops against the Detroit passing game.
Keith Tandy, despite being well out of position on a deep throw to Calvin Johnson earlier in the game, found himself in the right spot for an interception of an errant throw from Matthew Stafford at a key moment in the second half.
And Kelcie McCray, a reserve safety who had barely seen the field prior to Sunday's contest, came up with a perfect hit on Calvin Johnson to knock away the football into the hands of Johnthan Banks for a game-sealing interception.
Johnson complimented the hit after the game, saying McCray "got a good hit on me," according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.
The fact that the Tampa Bay defense was able to survive without Darrelle Revis shows there are still some capable players outside of "Revis Island," and that they're ready to be taken seriously.