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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Packers Fall to Detroit As Tampa Roars to 5-0

DETROIT -- The Green Bay Packers suddenly find themselves looking up at those perennial losers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Way up.


While the Packers were losing 26-15 in Detroit on Sunday, the Bucs remained one of the NFL's three unbeaten teams by holding off Arizona, 19-18. That gives Tampa Bay a two-game lead over the Packers in the NFC Central going into next week's meeting with the Packers.


Green Bay (3-2) had all kinds of troubles Sunday with Detroit, which last week lost to previously winless New Orleans.


Brett Favre threw three interceptions, one of them returned 45 yards for a touchdown by linebacker Reggie Brown. Barry Sanders ran for 139 yards on 28 carries -- 14 in the fourth quarter as the Lions (3-2) controlled the ball to run out the clock.


Mitchell, who had four turnovers in New Orleans, was 17 of 27 for 215 yards and a touchdown and Jason Hanson kicked four field goals. Favre, meanwhile, was just 22 of 43 for 295 yards and was under heavy pressure for most of the game.


Bucs 19, Cardinals 18. Trent Dilfer's 31-yard touchdown pass to Karl Williams on a fourth and six with 4:48 to go won it for Tampa after the Cardinals (1-3) had taken the lead on Aeneas Williams' 42-yard interception return and a 2-point conversion late in the third quarter. Then Kevin Butler missed a 47-yard field goal wide right in the waning seconds.


The Bucs (5-0) got an 8-yard touchdown reception from Reidel Anthony and scored when Alshermond Singleton blocked a punt and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown.


The victory was a franchise-record sixth straight for Tampa Bay, which is 5-0 for the first time since 1979, when the Bucs went 10-6 on their way to the NFC championship.


Redskins 24, Jaguars 12. Aging cornerbacks Darrell Green and Cris Dishman shut down Mark Brunell, and Gus Frerotte overcame a shaky start to throw for two touchdowns as the host Redskins (3-1) handed the Jaguars (3-1) their first loss.


Green held Jimmy Smith, who had more than 100 yards in each of his three starts, to four catches for 52 yards. Both the 37-year-old Green and the 32-year-old Dishman caused interceptions that set up touchdowns.


Broncos 29, Falcons 21. John Elway, who once said playing for Dan Reeves was "hell," threw three touchdown passes as the Broncos faced Reeves for the first time since he left Denver six years ago.


The Broncos (5-0) built a 23-0 lead at the Georgia Dome, then hung on to beat the winless Falcons (0-5). It was also redemption for Denver coach Mike Shanahan, fired by Reeves as the team's offensive coordinator in 1991.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)