The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off against the Detroit Lions in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs this Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET, and NBC will have the broadcast. The Buccaneers are at on the point spread, and the game has an over/under line of . Right now, the Bucs’ odds to win the Super Bowl are +3300.
Tampa Bay struggled defensively in the middle of the season, due in no small part to injuries to key players such as Carlton Davis, Jamel Dean, Vita Vea, and Devin White. Those players got back in the flow down the stretch, and Baker Mayfield played his best football of the season to clinch the NFC South title. Tampa then rolled the backsliding Eagles in the wild card round.
The Lions hosted the first playoff game in Ford Field’s history on Sunday night and held off the Rams for a 24-23 victory. Detroit has been in control of the NFC North all season behind one of the best rushing attacks in football. With David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs active over their last 11 games, the Lions are averaging 142 rushing yards per game. Rookie Sam LaPorta suffered a knee injury in Week 18 and was questionable ahead of the wild card round, but he played and was productive in a full-time role against the Rams.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers divisional round injury report
Potential key missing players
Shaquil Barrett (ankle) questionable
Barrett’s 2022-23 season ended with a torn Achilles, and the veteran pass rusher is dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of practice Wednesday and Thursday this week. Barrett has produced 33 tackles and 4.5 sacks this season.
YaYa Diaby (shoulder) questionable
Diaby has led the Bucs with 7.5 sacks this season in 17 appearances. He was able to log a limited session on Thursday and appears to have a good chance to suit up in this road playoff game.