Powered by 348 yards from Tom Brady, and a total team offensive output of 580 yards, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decimated the Detroit Lions in a embarrassingly lopsided 47-7 victory, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 in Ford Field in Detroit. The Buccaneers rushing game contributed to this win with 111 yards and one rushing touchdown, to support a 348 yards, four touchdowns effort by Tom Brady.
Brady helped the Buccaneers in this victory by attempting 29 passes and completing 23 of them. This led to a final QB production of 348 yards, zero interceptions and four touchdowns for the game.
Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Leonard Fournette led the rushing game for the Buccaneers. Vaughn rushed for 62 yards from carrying the football 15 times. Vaughn was helped by Fournette who carried the football nine times for a total of 34 yards. In the passing game, Brady was most successful throwing the ball to Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. Godwin caught six passes for a total of 84 yards, while Evans contributed with 181 yards from 10 passes.
The Buccaneers were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in four sacks, and six tackles for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles, with no defensive touchdowns.
On the losing side of the game, Chase Daniel of the Lions ended the day with no touchdowns, along with 94 yards, no interceptions, and a 84.10 passer rating.
The rushing game for the Lions was led by D’Andre Swift and Adrian Peterson. For the game, Swift rushed for 45 yards from carrying the football 10 times. Meanwhile Peterson carried the ball 4 times for a total of 10 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Lions included Mohamed Sanu Sr. and Danny Amendola. Sanu Sr. caught two passes for a total of 22 yards, while Amendola contributed with 37 yards from five passes.
For the game, the Lions defensive effort yielded no forced fumbles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.
After this game, the Buccaneers improved to a record of 9-5, while the Lions dropped to a 5-9 record.