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Bucs take advantage of Lions' 5 turnovers in 24-21 win for 3rd straight win after 0-8 start

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks downfield as he scrambles during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks downfield as he scrambles during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) pressures Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) pressures Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

Matthew Stafford's fourth interception went in and out of Calvin Johnson's hands inside the Tampa Bay 5 in the final minute, allowing the Buccaneers to hold on for a 24-21 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Tampa Bay (3-8) has won three straight after losing its first eight, joining the 1978 St. Louis Cardinals as the only team to do that.

Tampa Bay rookie Mike Glennon, meanwhile, avoided mistakes. Glennon was 14 of 21 for 247 yards and threw two touchdowns to Tiquan Underwood, whose second score was an 85-yard reception early in the fourth quarter.

The Lions (6-5) have lost two straight for the first time this season. They can blame five turnovers for throwing away a chance to improve their playoff positioning. Rookie Johnthan Banks made the critical pick at the end of the game.

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