DETROIT — Tampa Bay Buccaneers score at halftime against the Detroit Lions in an early NFL game on Saturday. The Buccaneers lead the game 34-0 against a Lion team that lost starting quarterback in the first Matthew Stafford.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers HT Score
The 34 points scored in the first period are the most points for the first half in Buccaneers history.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers also had 410 total yards this season – the first team with over 400 yards for a half this season.
Tom Brady has so far completed 22 for 27 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns for Tampa Bay, which can clinch a playoff spot with a win today.
Eight receivers have already taken at least one catch today with Mike Evans making six catches for 120 yards and a touchdown and Chris Godwin caught the ball five times for 84 yards and a score. Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown each caught a pass for a score.
Detroit Lions lose starting QB Matthew Stafford
Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions lost starting quarterback Matthew Stafford for the rest of the game after he was replaced in the first quarter because of an ankle injury.
Before leaving the game, Stafford complete 2 of 3 passes for 17 yards and was sacked on his only drive.
Chase Daniel replaced him in the game and his first possession ended with a sack with the Bucs leading 13-0 at the time. Daniel went 7 of 11 for the half for 52 yards for the Lions.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered this game with a 9-5 record and are second in the NFC South behind New Orleans Saints. Brady and Bucs remains undefeated with 5-0 record in division play enter this game.
The Detroit Lions meanwhile are already eliminated from the playoff and are last in the four team NFC North division. The have just one win in division play this season and have a 5-9 overall record entering this game.
Detroit announced before the game that about five of its coaches had to sit this game out due to COVID-19 protocols.