DETROIT – – When a team loses 47-7 it is difficult to pick a game that could have changed things

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first had possession, they were in third place from 19 and nine linebacker Jahlani Tavai dismissed Tom Brady for a 6-yard loss, but Everson Griffen was sidelined

On a second chance, Brady converted the first down with a pass to Chris Godwin and gave the Buccaneers the lead with a 33-yard pass to Rob Gronkowski

Detroit, with Robert Prince taking on the coaching duties after interim coach Darrell Bevell was sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols, quarterback Matthew Stafford lost in the first series of the game to a lower leg injury

Chase Daniel completed 13 of 18 passes, but only 86 yards and never got the Lions past midfield

“We were 1 out of 10 in third place which means we didn’t stay on the field,” Daniel said. “If that happens, you put your defense in a very difficult position and it’s worse when You face Tom Brady ”

23 years after Brady supported Brian Griese on the University of Michigan national team in 1997, he showed no signs of aging. He completed 22 of 27 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns in the first half when the Buccaneers took a 34-0 lead takeover

“I’m not going to blame the defense for all of this – this is a team game and we fell short on both sides of the ball,” said Prince. “The offensive couldn’t stay on the field and the defense couldn’t Making the stops we needed to beat a very good football team ”

Tampa Bay rested Brady in the second half, but it took Blaine Gabbert just 10 seconds to make the 40-0. After a touchback at the kick-off at the beginning of the half, Lions running back D’Andre Swift fumbled down first The Buccaneers took the ball back on the Detroit 25, and Gabbert hit Gronkowski on the next game for his second TD of the game

Detroit’s only points came on Jamal Agnew’s 74-yard punt return in the third quarter, but it only took the Buccaneers four games to score 47-7 on the franchise record’s sixth touchdown pass

“It’s been frustrating because we’ve been looking for a game like this all season and when we finally get one it will come when the score is 40-0,” said Agnew

David Blough, the game’s third Lions quarterback, brought the offensive to the Tampa Bay area early in the fourth quarter, but the drive ended with a stab from the Buccaneers 40

“It’s been a crazy week with the coaches and it’s obviously difficult to lose Matthew after a ride, but that’s why Chase and I are here,” said Blough. “We’re not sorry for anybody, it’s our job to get into the game and execute, and we didn’t ”

Tampa Bay could have scored 50 points, but Ryan Succop missed two extra points and a 42-yard field goal attempt

“I’ve been to a couple of games like this,” said Blough. “We (Purdue) played Auburn at the Music City Bowl in the last game of my senior year and were beaten between 63 and 14 that wasn’t much fun”

The Lions allowed 588 yards, the second highest total in team history and the highest in a regular game.In 1990, the Lions gave up 566 yards in a 43:23 home defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs and allowed 676 on a 41: 38 extension against Washington three weeks later

However, these were the only times the Lions allowed 40 points in a 6-10 season. This year they have given up as many five times and averaged the worst 32 in the Liga, per game 1 point is allowed

“That’s just not good enough,” Prince said. “We had our team, they had their team, and they beat us up”

Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he has not regretted his decision to settle for a field goal instead of landing 26:25 against the Miami Dolphins late Saturday night

Add another chapter of the improbable to the career of veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who impressed players across the NFL

With the No. Can the Packers Defense hold back Henry, who has run 100 yards or more in his last nine street games?

In Sunday’s NFC East game, Eagles rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts takes on a Cowboys defense who recently stepped up their game

The Seahawks have a chance to win the division, but they have to come through a Rams team that has mostly had their number over the past few years

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