Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DETROIT -- Some thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

What it means: The Buccaneers fell to 2-11. This one was no surprise. It was the same old story that it has been most of the season. The Bucs were decent on defense and bad on offense. The running game did nothing against the NFL's top-ranked rush defense and, once again, turnovers were costly. The only good news is that the Bucs are in the race for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

Stock watch: Two young players are on the rise. Defensive end Jacquies Smith and safety Bradley McDougald have worked their way into the lineup. Smith recorded his fifth and sixth sacks of the season and McDougald got his second straight start in place of Major Wright.

The turning point: The Bucs were in the game early. But the momentum shifted in a big way early in the second quarter. That's when a Josh McCown pass went off the hands of wide receiver Mike Evans and was intercepted by Glover Quin. The Lions followed that up with a touchdown drive to take a 14-3 lead and took control of the game.

Game ball: This goes to wide receiver Vincent Jackson. The Lions devoted a lot of coverage to Evans, and Jackson took advantage. He finished with 10 catches for 159 yards. The game was Jackson's 11th 100-yard receiving game with Tampa Bay, which is tied for the third most in franchise history.

What's next: The Bucs play at the Carolina Panthers (4-8-1) next Sunday.