The Detroit Lions kept their NFC North title hopes alive with a 34-17 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Detroit Lions improved their record to 9-4 with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who fell to 2-11.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford looked like a Pro Bowl passer as he completed 26-of-34 of his passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns.
Running back Joique Bell controlled the clock by rushing for 83 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. He also caught five passes for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson caught eight passes for 158 yards and a touchdown.
For the Buccaneers, quarterback Josh McCown threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions, and he lost a fumble. His offensive line did nothing to help him as he was sacked six times.
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy led the way with two sacks, and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh added a sack with three tackles for loss.
Wide receiver Vincent Jackson caught 10 passes for 159 yards. Fellow pass catcher Mike Evans added four catches for 45 yards and two touchdowns.