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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Greetings from Detroit: Morning reading ...



The Bucs and Lions are playing indoors today at Ford Field, which is why it's only a novelty when we tell you it was snowing flurries here and there Saturday night, with a low around 17 degrees --- Fahrenheit.

Here's some morning reading to get you to today's 1 p.m. kickoff -- the Bucs, we point out again, are riding a two-game winning streak, bouncing back from an 0-8 start. 

-- We'll start with Rick Stroud sharing the fairy-tale story of Bucs running back Bobby Rainey, who in a week's time was signed by the Bucs and saw his fiance Kareema give birth to a baby girl. He rushed for 163 yards and had three touchdowns last week, but that's hardly the only reason he's smiling all the time ...

-- Times columnist Gary Shelton writes about another precocious Bucs talent, rookie quarterback Mike Glennon, who has carefully planned his way into the success he's had in the last seven games, with a Bucs rookie record of 11 touchdown passes.

-- Stroud's weekly Bucs notebook leads with corner Darrelle Revis and the lockdown numbers he's put up in the last three weeks, along with the huge challenge he faces in trying to contain Detroit's Calvin Johnson today.

-- From Saturday, Joe Smith writes about defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Ndamukong Suh, drafted with back-to-back picks but reluctant to compare themselves to each other, even as McCoy makes his best case yet to be the stronger of the two this season.

-- And here are our Sunday NFL capsules and picks, along with our scouting preview for Bucs-Lions and the key matchups ...

[Last modified: Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:48am]


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