Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Nick Fairley

W2W4: Buccaneers-Lions

November, 23, 2013
11/23/13
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Three things to watch in Sunday’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions:

Can Bobby Rainey do it again? The running back ran for 163 yards last week against an Atlanta defense that ranks No. 30 against the run. But Detroit should provide a much stiffer challenge for Rainey. Led by Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, Detroit is ranked No. 5 against the run.

Matchup of the year: I don’t think it can get any better than Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson and Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis. They’re the best in the business at their respective positions. In their only previous matchup (in 2010), Johnson was held to one catch for 13 yards. A television camera should be on Revis and Johnson the whole game.

Air Glennon: Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon finally started connecting on a few deep balls last week. The Bucs want more of that. They might be able to get it against a Detroit defense that ranks No. 30 in the league.

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