Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Showdown in the Silverdome

It’s gameday, and a share of first place is on the line in the NFC Central


FB Mike Alstott and the Bucs hope to surge into first place in the NFC Central today

It is, perhaps, the definition of a big season when every game is more important than the last. So far, that's holding true for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have dispatched the Patriots and Bears but must now take on Detroit in the Lions' forbidding Pontiac Silverdome.

The Lions are 2-0, just like the Bucs, meaning today's victor will have at least a share of first place in the NFC Central. The Minnesota Vikings also come into the weekend at 2-0 and are visiting New England.

How will the Bucs fare in this intimidating venue, where they have struggled in recent seasons? Keep up with all the action in our special gameday section., where you will find news, lineups, stats, injury information and more.

Buccaneers.com is your only media source with pre-game locker room access. Beginning at noon on Sunday, the gameday section will carry on-site updates, complete with Head Coach Tony Dungy's thoughts from the locker room. Visit us throughout the day for the most comprehensive Buccaneer coverage on the web.

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