NFL Week 1 - Detroit Lions vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By WhatIfSports.com
September 5th, 2011

Every week WhatIfSports.com simulates thousands of NFL games. This week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win 57.2% of the time by an average score of 22.4-21.1. The stats in the box score below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view NFL picks and fantasy football projections from every NFL game this week, visit our Week 1 NFL Scores page.

NFL Week 1
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@
Buccaneers
Sun., Sep. 11
Buccaneers emblem
NFC
Detroit
NFC
Tampa Bay
21GAME PROJECTION (Sep. 5, 2011)22
Win % 42.8 Win % 57.2
Over/Under 41.0 Spread -1.0
Win % ATS 42.8 Win % ATS 57.2
Over % 52.1 Under % 42.8
First Downs 18 First Downs 20
Rushing 5 Rushing 6
Passing 12 Passing 13
Penalty 1 Penalty 0
3rd Down Eff 6/14 3rd Down Eff 6/14
4th Down Eff 0/1 4th Down Eff 0/1
Rushes-Yards 27-87 Rushes-Yards 30-122
Avg Rush 3.3 Avg Rush 4.1
Comp-Att-Int 21-34-1 Comp-Att-Int 20-32-1
Passing Yards 225 Passing Yards 238
Sacked-Yards 2-9 Sacked-Yards 3-18
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 4-43 Punts-Avg 5-39
KR-Avg 4-25 KR-Avg 4-23
PR-Avg 4-13 PR-Avg 4-8
Penalties-Yards 3-23 Penalties-Yards 4-24
Time of Possession 29:25 Time of Possession 31:19
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Jahvid Best 13.8 49.7 0.4
Maurice Morris 8.5 29.6 0.3
Matthew Stafford 1.8 3.1 0.0
Calvin Johnson 1.0 1.8 0.0
Rushing ATT YDS TD
LeGarrette Blount 17.8 83.0 0.7
Earnest Graham 4.2 17.9 0.2
Josh Freeman 3.9 10.7 0.1
Kregg Lumpkin 2.2 6.7 0.0
Arrelious Benn 1.5 3.8 0.0
Receiving REC YDS TD
Calvin Johnson 4.9 73.7 0.5
Nate Burleson 3.9 43.2 0.2
Brandon Pettigrew 4.2 39.1 0.2
Rashied Davis 2.0 22.7 0.2
Jahvid Best 2.5 21.3 0.2
Tony Scheffler 1.4 10.9 0.1
Receiving REC YDS TD
Mike Williams 4.4 69.4 0.3
Arrelious Benn 3.4 51.9 0.3
Kellen Winslow 4.4 43.9 0.2
Sammie Stroughter 2.5 30.8 0.2
Micheal Spurlock 1.4 20.6 0.2
LeGarrette Blount 1.5 15.7 0.1
Luke Stocker 1.5 12.8 0.1
Passing YDS TD INT
Matthew Stafford 234.0 1.4 0.9
Passing YDS TD INT
Josh Freeman 255.8 1.5 0.6
Field Goals Made Missed
Jason Hanson 1.9 0.5
Field Goals Made Missed
Connor Barth 1.5 0.5

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