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- Quarterback Mike Glennon played a very good, mistake-free game in leading the Bucs. The rookie signal-caller threw two touchdown passes -- setting a rookie record with eight straight games with a TD to start a career. Glennon maneuvered the pocket well throughout the day and threw darts in the first half. He struggled a bit in the second half, but connected with Tiquan Underwood on an 85-yard touchdown pass that wound up being the difference in the game.
- Stafford, on the other hand, was more erratic than elite, missing a multitude of throws. As is usually the case with the enigmatic quarterback, most of the inaccurate passes were high.
- Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson went over 9,000 yards for his career and finished the game with 115 yards on seven catches; he should have had more. Stafford missed him on several deep routes. However, Johnson dropped a ball that ended up being picked after taking a huge hit from Bucs safety Kelcie McCray. The interception ruined the Lions' hopes for a comeback. For all his greatness, Megatron still drops a lot of balls.
- Darrelle Revis left the game after suffering a groin injury at the end of the first half. He did not return. Tampa Bay's defense made plays even without their big-money cornerback.