- Detroit Lions vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 7 – Preview
Detroit Lions 3-2 vs Tampa Bay Bucs 4-2
Sunday Oct 21, 2007 @ 1:00 Ford Field, Detroit
TV: Fox Network Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli, Jennifer Hammond
Tampa Bay travels to Detroit so the Bucs can take on the Lions at Ford Field.
- Lions Offense vs Bucs Defense
Detroit’s Offensive Line, with Tackles Jeff Backus and George Foster, must be able to keep QB Jon Kitna from being sacked and rushed when he attempts to pass. Tampa Bay will try and get pressure from DEs Kevin Carter and Greg Spires. The Lions NFL rated 5th Passing Offense, with WRs Roy Willliams, Mike Furrey and Shaun McDonald going up against Tampa Bay’s 8th best pass defense with CB Ronde Barberand S Jermanine Phillips. The Bucs are 7th in the league with interceptions, 2nd in fumbles recovered and 3rd in total Turnovers generated. Detroit’s offense is near the top in both fumbles lost and interceptions and lead the league in having their QB sacked. RB Kevin Jones gets the start and will try and get the Lions horrible rushing game to gain some yards against the not as good as past years Bucs rushing defense. Tampa Bay’s defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will have the Bucs in the Tampa 2 which will give the Lions difficulty if they can not run the ball and protect Kitna. Most likely the Bucs will try and get pressure on with only the 4 defensive lineman and leave 7 back in coverage. This alignment worked very well for both Philadelphia and Washington when they routed Detroit earlier in the season.