NFL Nation: 2013 Week 12 TB at DET Rapid Reaction

Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

November, 24, 2013
11/24/13
4:09
PM ET

DETROIT -- A few thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 24-21 victory against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

What it means: The winning streak continues. It’s at three games, and this one was the most impressive. The Bucs won on the road for the first time this season. A team that seemed to have everything go wrong early in the season, finally got some breaks and took advantage of them. The Bucs had four interceptions, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt. The win also could continue to push coach Greg Schiano off the hot seat.

Play of the day: Rookie quarterback Mike Glennon hit Tiquan Underwood with an 85-yard touchdown pass with 14:05 remaining to give the Bucs a 24-21 lead.

Breaking the rules: There’s a rule that you don’t catch a punt if it’s inside your own 10-yard line. Tampa Bay’s Eric Page violated that rule late in the third quarter. He caught a punt that seemed destined to be a touchback at the 3-yard line, returning it to the 5. Glennon and Underwood came through with their TD connection to get Page off the hot seat.

Almost the goat: Kicker Rian Lindell missed two field-goal attempts in the fourth quarter that could have given the Bucs a bigger cushion.

Revis sidelined: The much-anticipated matchup between Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis and Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson didn’t live up to its billing. Revis didn’t play in the second half after suffering a groin injury.

What’s next: The Buccaneers play at Carolina next Sunday.

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