For the first half of the 2013 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed to find ways to lose games.

Now, somehow, things are going in the other direction.

The Bucs intercepted Detroit QB Matt Stafford four times Sunday, leading to an unlikely 24-21 victory at Ford Field, Tampa Bay’s third win in a row.

They did it with the help of several lesser-known players on defense in the absence of S Dashon Goldson (suspended one game by the league), LB Mason Foster (concussion) and without CB Darrelle Revis for the second half after Revis left with a leg injury.

The game was back and forth throughout.

Tampa Bay QB Mike Glennon continued his recent strong play in the first quarter, showing chemistry with TE Tim Wright to set up Ryan Lindell’s 38-yard field goal for the game’s first points with 3:23 to play.

Detroit responded with an 11-play, 80-yard drive capped by Stafford’s 5-yard scoring toss to WR Nate Burleson for a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter.

But Glennon came right back, finding WR Vincent Jackson down the right sideline for a 47-yard connection, setting up a 7-yard scoring pass to WR Tiquan Underwood for a 10-7 Bucs edge.

Stafford answered with a 65-yard drive, finding TE Joseph Fauria on a 10-yard scoring strike to put the Lions back ahead, 14-10, with 4:33 left before halftime.

The Lions were trying to add to that lead before that break, but Bucs CB Leonard Johnson intercepted Stafford, returning it 48 yards for a stunning turnaround and a 17-14 Tampa Bay lead with 50 seconds left in the half.