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2019 Schedule
7-7, 2nd in NFC South
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

If there is a positive to facing a 9-5 Texans team this coming week, it's that they've struggled at times with their secondary and against the run since JJ Watt went down.

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Perriman has career day against dad's ex-team

Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman scored a career-high three touchdowns in a win in Detroit, where his dad, Brett Perriman, played six seasons with the Lions.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Breshad Perriman said it made it "that much better" that he could catch three touchdowns in the same city his father Brett became such an adored and respected member of the Lions. "I got a lot of love for my pops and the legacy he has here," he said.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs coach Bruce Arians when asked about why the team has had so many hamstrings as of late: “We will be talking a lot to our sports science people about it. Maybe I've overworked them in practice, the receivers, because we need the reps. Our quarterback needs the reps. So we run them a little bit more this time of year than I would probably like to do, but we need the reps.”

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Arians: LB Shaq Barrett 'ain't going anywhere'

Shaq Barrett reached 16.5 sacks on the season Sunday. He'll be an unrestricted free agent after the year and coach Bruce Arians said that Barrett "ain't going anywhere."

Winston's epic 1st half leads to Bucs' win over Lions (1:37)
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Murphy-Bunting returns the pick-6 70 yards (0:25)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

For a Bucs team that has struggled so much with letting opponents back into games and blowing leads, being able to clamp down defensively with Sean Murphy-Bunting's pick-six and Jameis Winston's fourth-quarter TD shows that yes, this Bucs team may finally be in the midst of a culture change. More on that shortly.

Perriman scores 3 TDs in Bucs' win over Lions (1:02)
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Miller hauls in a 33-yd TD for Tampa Bay (0:21)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Aside from his first-possession interception, you can't ask for much more from Jameis Winston this first half against the Lions: 17 of 23 for 308 yards and three touchdowns (two to Breshad Perriman). The broken thumb hasn't been an issue at all. In fact, his 308 passing yards are second-post in a half in his career and for any Bucs QB since 1991. The Bucs lead 21-3 at the half.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaq Barrett, who was signed this offseason on a one-year deal worth $4 million, has now recorded 16.5 sacks for the season, tying him with Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp for the Bucs' franchise sack record.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Breshad Perriman said there wasn't any added incentive this week playing his father Brett's old Detroit Lions team, but catching a touchdown in Detroit has to be pretty special. He said dad is "all the way" rooting for the Bucs today. Brett Perriman played for the Lions from 1991-1997.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston has now thrown an interception on the opening drive of a game five times this season — the most in the NFL, according to ESPN Stats & Info, Winston said this week he wasn't sure if defenses were just keying in on his early aggressiveness, but the coaching staff couldn't pinpoint why these opening drives have been such a problem.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Not easy for Donovan Smith to miss this game after 77 consecutive starts at left tackle, especially with quarterback Jameis Winston fighting his own injury. Josh Wells will start in his place. Alex Cappa has also been dealing with an elbow injury. You can see he's got a heavy brace on it.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I happened to pass by the Bucs' locker room as Jameis Winston was giving an impassioned pre-game speech. The last words? "Dominate!" The last time they won four games in a row was 2016. They have a chance to do it today.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The last time Sean Murphy-Bunting played a football game in Michigan, he was on his way to becoming a second-round draft pick. Now he's playing a key role in the Bucs' defensive turnaround under Todd Bowles.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Jameis Winston looks to have a glove on his throwing hand, where that broken thumb is. The ball was leaving his hand nicely in warmups. He showed good velocity. I think the bigger issues is what kind of protection he'll get without starting left tackle Donovan Smith.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting has a total of 40 family members and friends here today. They live just 25 minutes away. What a cheering squad!

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin White IS active today for the Bucs. Left tackle Donovan Smith, who was a game-time decision, is not. Bucs' inactives: WR Mike Evans, DB M.J. Stewart, OLB Kahzin Daniels, TE Jordan Leggett, DL Beau Allen and OLB Anthony Nelson.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs linebacker Devin White has been added to the injury report with an illness. He is officially listed as questionable for Sunday. White's played a key role in the Bucs' three-game winning streak with 2.0 sacks, an interception, two passes defensed, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and three tackles for a loss in those games.

Team Stats

Passing Yards298.22nd
Rushing Yards94.6Tied-24th
Points For29.13rd
Points Against29.3