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O'HARA'S SCOUTING REPORT: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston keeps throwing, no matter what.

He connects with teammates for touchdowns and opponents for interceptions in bunches - big bunches, in fact - and he keeps throwing with confidence.

He was on target with both sides again in the Bucs' 38-35 win over the Indianapolis Colts last week, and the Detroit Lions can expect to see more of the same from Winston Sunday at Ford Field.

Winston threw four touchdown passes against three interceptions and ran for a score against the Colts.

Winston has been prone to turnovers in his five seasons since the Bucs drafted him first overall in 2015, but this has been an extreme season. He has 26 TD passes and a league-high 23 interceptions.

Winston's third interception came in the fourth quarter, with the Bucs trying to rally from a 35-31 deficit. After the defense held, Winston came back to lead the Bucs on the game-winning drive.

He started the eight-play, 63-yard drive with a 27-yard completion to Breshad Perriman and finished it off with a 12-yard pass to Perriman for the winning TD.

How does he bounce back?

"I can snap and clear," Winston said in his postgame interview. "I don't focus on the last play."

But he also admitted he's been cursed by turnovers.

The turnovers, key injuries on the Bucs' offense – including one to Winston, – and an attitude change are among the challenges facing the Lions, as follows:

Winston, turnovers: His first pass of the game against the Colts was intercepted, and he later had a pick returned 80 yards for a touchdown. But he also threw for 456 yards and the four TDs and he ran for a score.

He also played with a broken bone in his right (passing) hand thumb. He did not throw in practice Wednesday, but the injury, and the turnovers, didn't seem to bother him during the game.

"Being able to bounce back, that's in my blood," Winston said. "I was blessed to be like that. I've got to not put us in those situations. That's what I have to work on – heavily."

Arians appreciates Winston's "snap and clear" resilience, but the turnover ratio is an obvious concern.

In an era when a 2-1 ratio of TD passes to interceptions is barely acceptable, Winston is close to break-even this year. For his career, he has 114 TD passes and 81 interceptions. He'd have to throw 54 TD passes without an interception to reach the break-even point.

"Quit giving points to the other team early in the game, and then have us play from behind and come back to beat teams," is how Arians described his message to Winston in a conference-call interview.

"If he can stay somewhere around three to one, not one to one, we're in good shape. The nice thing -- he throws a pick six, we go right back out in the two-minute offense, and he takes us down for a touchdown."

Does the coach "snap and clear" as fast as his quarterback?

"Not quite as fast as he does."

Personnel, injury update: The Bucs sustained three key injuries against the Colts, but only the hamstring injury that will sideline wide receiver Mike Evans for the rest of the season appears to be serious.

Winston went out briefly with the broken thumb. Ryan Griffin played six snaps in place of Winston and completed two of four passes for 18 yards. It's the only game he has played in since signing with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

Arians said Winston is "day to day" in his conference call interview.

"He's got a little bit of a brace on it right now," Arians said. "We'll see how it goes during the week."

Evans sustained the hamstring injury on a 61-yard TD reception in the first quarter. His season will end with 67 catches for 1,157 yards and eight TDs. He has gone over the 1,000-yard mark in receiving yards in all six of his seasons since being drafted by the Bucs in the first round in 2014.

Evans and teammate Chris Godwin rank 1-2 in receiving yards. Godwin has 81 catches for 1,212 yards.

Meet this week's opponents, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bucs turnaround: With a 6-7 record, the Bucs need to win out to have their second winning record in nine years and the first since going 9-7 in 2016.

Winston said last week's winning rally was an indication of how Arians has changed the team's mindset.

"In the past, we would have lost that game," Winston said. "The fact that our head coach, he has so much belief in us. The fact that we are expected to go out there and win football games. There's no negative energy."

Perriman file: Breshad Perriman, the son of former Lions receiver Brett Perriman (1991-96) may have found a home with the Bucs. He hasn't made a mark since being drafted in the first round by the Ravens in 2015.

He has 19 catches in 11 games. He had three catches for 70 yards against the Colts and could get more playing time because of the injury to Evans.

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