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Buccaneers Vs. Lions Preview: Bucs Hope To Ride Josh Freeman To Victory

Matchup: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Game Time: 7:00 pm EST
Coverage: FOX (if you live close, there’s a local blackout), WDAE (Bucs), WXYT (Lions)
Staff Prediction: 24-13, Tampa

Over the course of this week, our staff writers have written multiple previews of today’s game. You can find both our game previews here and here, along with a look at the fantasy impact of today’s game. Here’s a brief snippet from one:

Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman and his offense failed to show any rhythm or timing during the preseason and may have a tough time finding themselves against a young potent defense that has only improved since last years matchup. The truncated nature of training camp appears to have hampered Freeman’s development and the Buccaneers may have to find a spark quickly if they hope to hang with an emerging Lions squad. Let us not forget, that Freeman missed almost the entire preseason last year with a thumb injury and it did not slow him down as the Bucs jumped out to a 2-0 start on the backs of come-from-behind victories engineered by Number 5.

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