Buccaneers vs. Lions 2013 picks and predictions: Experts going with Detroit

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Experts around the Internet are picking the Detroit Lions to best the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Detroit Lions in a Week 12 matchup Sunday. The Bucs lost eight straight to start their season, but they've managed to win in convincing fashion the last two weeks. Tampa Bay bested the Miami Dolphins in Week 10, and dominated the struggling Atlanta Falcons in Week 11.

A look at the current NFC standings.

Detroit has played well this season. They are 6-4 overall, and holding on to first place in the NFC North. They've beaten some solid teams, including a sweep of the Chicago Bears, but fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11, 37-27. They'll host the Buccaneers on Sunday, and are the clear favorites to win, according to experts.

All six members on SB Nation's panel of experts picked the Lions to win. That panel consists of Ryan Van Bibber, Joel Thorman, Jason Chilton, Stephen White, David Fucillo and Matt Ufford. They were joined in agreement with the top experts at CBS Sports. None of the eight experts at CBS picked the Buccaneers to win. Their panel includes names like Jason La Canfora, Pete Prisco and Will Brinson.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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