In a notable one-on-one matchup, Lions’ rookie tight end Sam LaPorta and Buccaneers’ safety Antoine Winfield, both earning their first All-Pro honors, are set to go head-to-head this Sunday. Winfield etched his name in history during the 2023 season, becoming the first defensive back since 2000 to achieve 120+ tackles, 10+ passes defensed, and 5+ sacks. On the other side, LaPorta, the rookie tight end sensation, broke records with 86 receptions, 889 receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns.
Listen live to your choice of the home, away, or national feed on the SiriusXM app. This NFL Divisional Round matchup kickoff is January 21 at 3:00pm ET.
Home: Detroit Lions
In a stunning playoff appearance, the Detroit Lions emerged victorious, marking their first playoff win since 1991. Tying a franchise record with 12 regular-season wins and securing their first division title since 1993, the Lions have become a formidable force in the NFL.
Quarterback Jared Goff, displaying his effectiveness in the NFC-WC against the Los Angeles Rams, aims for his fourth consecutive playoff game with a touchdown pass and zero interceptions. Goff’s impressive season includes 4,575 passing yards (ranked 2nd) and 30 touchdown passes (ranked 4th in 2023).
Running back David Montgomery, with a career-high 13 rush touchdowns in 2023, notched his first playoff rush touchdown last week. Rookie sensation Jahmyr Gibbs, leading among rookies in rush touchdowns (10), showcased his value with a rushing touchdown in his playoff debut. Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, had 7 catches for 110 yards in his playoff debut.
Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, with 2 sacks in his playoff debut, can become the fourth player since 1982 with 2+ sacks in four straight games, including playoffs. Linebacker Alex Anzalone, leading the team with 8 tackles in the NFC-WC, had a career-high 129 tackles in the 2023 season. Rookie defensive back Brian Branch showcased his skills with 7 tackles and a pass defended in his playoff debut.
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Away: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
On the other side, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers secured their place in the NFC-Divisional for the third time in the past four seasons.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield made history as the first QB in Tampa Bay franchise history with 300+ pass yards and 3 touchdown passes in a playoff game. Mayfield’s 2023 season included career highs in completions, pass yards, and touchdown passes.
Running back Rachaad White, in his first two career playoff games, consistently achieved 75+ scrimmage yards. Wide receiver Mike Evans, a playoff veteran, has a touchdown catch in 2 of his 3 career road playoff games. Evans ranked tied-1st in the NFL with 13 touchdown catches in the 2023 season. Tight end Cade Otton led the team with 8 catches for 89 yards in the NFC-WC.
Linebacker Lavonte David, with 2 tackles for loss and a first-career playoff forced fumble, had a stellar performance. Rookie defensive duo YaYa Diaby and Calijah Kancey became the second pair of rookies since 2000, each with 10+ tackles for loss. Cornerback Carlton Davis, with 2 passes defended in the NFC-WC, looks to continue his success against Detroit with another strong performance.
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