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Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers expert picks, score predictions

Our expert staff make their Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers picks and score predictions for Week 6.

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Can the Detroit Lions keep the good times rolling and move to 5-1 for just the fifth time since the 1950s?

That’s the question on everyone’s mind this week as the Lions travel down to Florida for a matchup against their former divisional foes. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to a surprising 3-1 start and are looking to prove that record’s legitimacy. While they haven’t exactly beaten any great teams yet, it’s easy to see why they’re winning. They have solid players at nearly every position, including—but not limited to—left tackle Tristan Wirfs, receivers Mike Evan and Chris Godwin, nose tackle Vita Vea, linebackers Lavonte David and Shaq Barrett, and safety Antoine Winfield Jr.

But the Lions also boast a strong, deep roster, and they're in the midst of a steam-rolling three-game winning streak.

Our staff made their predictions for this week’s game, and only one of us has the Bucs pulling off the minor upset.

Here’s a look at our score predictions for Sunday.

Hamza Baccouche (4-1): 23-21 Bucs
Meko Scott (4-1): 21-13 Lions
Alex Reno (4-1): 38-24 Lions
Brandon Knapp (4-1): 31-21 Lions
Ryan Mathews (4-1): 27-21 Lions
Kellie Rowe (3-1): 27-20 Lions
Morgan Cannon (3-2): 31-24 Lions
Jerry Mallory (3-2): 23-16 Lions
Jeremy Reisman (3-2): 27-20 Lions
Erik Schlitt (3-2): 27-20 Lions
Kyle Yost (3-2): 27-24 Lions
Chris Perfett (0-0-5): 27-27 Tie
John Whiticar (2-3): 28-20 Lions

You can see all of our Week 6 picks here.

Now let’s hear from you! Vote for the winner in the poll below, and then scroll down to the comment section to share your score prediction for a chance to be given a shoutout during next week’s On Paper preview.


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