Jameis Winston has big day as Bucs beat Lions

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The Buccaneers were already playing without wide receiver Mike Evans. During the game they lost wide receivers Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller. For Jameis Winston, it didn’t matter.

Winston had a huge game in Detroit, topping 300 yards before halftime on his way to a 458-yard, four-touchdown performance, and the Buccaneers beat the Lions 38-17. Breshad Perriman stepped up in the absence of other receivers and caught three touchdowns from Winston.

The Lions’ injury-plagued offense couldn’t get much out of undrafted rookie third-string quarterback David Blough, who threw two interceptions, the second of which was a pick-six that sealed the loss.

The win improves the Buccaneers to 7-7 and although they’re out of playoff contention, they do appear to be building something under first-year coach Bruce Arians. They’ve got a decision to make about Winston in the offseason, but he may be doing just enough to keep his job as the Bucs’ starting quarterback.

The Lions, on the other hand, have fallen to 3-10-1. Matt Patricia took over two years ago when the Lions were coming off a 9-7 season, and now he’s suffered double-digit losses in both of his years as the head coach in Detroit. He may not get a third year.

23 responses to “Jameis Winston has big day as Bucs beat Lions

  1. They’re still playing hard for fat Matt. They’re down to third and fourth stringers at every position. Nobody can win worth that kind of luck. He’s gotta get one more year. Stafford looks too good in this Bevel offense to give up on this staff

  2. ‘Bout to get cut? Come play the Lions, where Matty P’s defense makes pro bowlers out of ordinary men.

    Defensive guru, smh

  3. papacrick says:
    December 15, 2019 at 4:41 pm
    They’re still playing hard for fat Matt. They’re down to third and fourth stringers at every position.

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    Which also explains why Winston has suddenly went from a 2nd stringer to putting up 458 yards(funny how Goff threw up 400+ yards and every player on the team BUT Goff won the game, yet Winston puts up 400+ and is re annointed the saviour in TB) against the Lions.

  4. When I saw Patricia wearing that Trump clown shirt a couple years back I thought, “Good luck to the team that hires him as HC’. Then my Lions (his buddy Quinn) hired him. And here we are on another Honolulu Blue Streak.

  5. They’ve got a decision to make about Winston in the offseason, but he may be doing just enough to keep his job as the Bucs’ starting quarterback.
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    Winston is what he is and they are not going to change the streakiness or the random inexplicable turnovers. The move is to keep him and to make the defense better. Find the holes there and insert playmakers/solid players. When that defense plays well it mitigates the stupidity that happens when Winston lapses into backyard football. On Winston’s good days, a capable defense makes the pressure on the opponent that much harder for them to deal with.

  6. He’s the triggerman for the #2 scoring offense in the league. That is, he’s not the problem. Honestly, if they make a chip shot FG against the Giants where he put them right on the doorstep to the end zone with about 2 minutes left and don’t get screwed by the refs against the Titans where they returned that fake FG that Vrabel inexplicably tried, they’re 9-5 right now and fighting for the last wild card spot with the Vikings. This will be one one of the dark horse picks to go deep into the playoffs next year, especially with so much flux coming up in that division with the Panthers and Falcons.

  7. Seems that Patricia’s D can make anyone look like Brees! If he still has a job at the end of this season I don’t know why? This team has gotten progressively worse since he got the HC job! Pre-Patricia the Lions were a 9-7 team the 2 previous years they fell to 6-10 last year and 3-10-1 currently.

    Doesn’t everyone know that’s Billichick’s D in NE, I don’t know why these teams keep hiring the Pats DCs all they’re getting is his puppets!

  8. Leads the league in interceptions and over 80 interceptions in his career. Heck, three more just today. That being said I’m sure they’ll sign him to big contract….

  9. This is the 10th game the refs have stolen from the Lions. Detroit fans need to take a united stand and put up more billboards. The Lions are obviously a playoff team without the refs getting in the way.

  10. If this guy could just clean up the turnovers he would be a legit MVP canidate. Insane talent. Hopefully we don’t look back and only think about how much of it was wasted.

  11. If this guy could just clean up the turnovers he would be a legit MVP canidate. Insane talent. Hopefully we don’t look back and only think about how much of it was wasted.

    Jeff George 2.0

  12. Bigdaddy, time to go back inside mommies basement for the week so you can practice being a troll for next week…….

  13. bigdaddyrockytop says:
    December 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    This is the 10th game the refs have stolen from the Lions. Detroit fans need to take a united stand and put up more billboards. The Lions are obviously a playoff team without the refs getting in the way.

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    You…do realize that the Bucs were called for significantly more flags than the Lions were right? They legit did everything in their power to keep Detroit in that game and let the Lions O-line get away with TACKLING the Bucs front 7 all game, Bucs earned this win so don’t get it twisted.

  14. You…do realize that the Bucs were called for significantly more flags than the Lions were right? They legit did everything in their power to keep Detroit in that game and let the Lions O-line get away with TACKLING the Bucs front 7 all game, Bucs earned this win so don’t get it twisted.

    Nothing gets by you. Well played.

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