Lions Vs. Bucs Score: Aqib Talib Returns Matt Stafford's Interception

The last time the Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced the Detroit Lions, cornerback Aqib Talib sat out with a hip injury — which opened the door for Calvin Johnson to go nuts for 10 catches and 152 yards. The Bucs lost that Week 15 matchup and eventually finished the season with a 10-6 record, which topped preseason expectations but wasn’t enough to get the team into the playoffs.

How much of a difference maker is Talib? He’s playing today, and he quickly made his presence known, snagging a Matthew Stafford interception and returning it 28 yards for a touchdown. Combined with a 38-yard field goal just minutes earlier from Connor Barth, the Buccaneers jumped out to a 10-3 lead. The Lions have since answered with another field goal, trailing 10-6.

Stafford is having a decent game — he’s already topped 100 passing yards in the first quarter — but Talib will likely keep Johnson from having a repeat performance from last year’s game.

For more on the Lions, head over to Pride of Detroit. For more on the Bucs, visit Bucs Nation. Stay tuned to our NFL Week 1 StoryStream for scores and updates from around the NFL.

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