Lions Rout Buccaneers, 34-17
The Detroit Lions beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today at Ford Feild, 34-17. The Lions got on the board in the 1st quarter when Matthew Stafford threw a 8 yard pass to Calvin Johnson for a TD. Matt Prater kicked a good PAT. In the second, the Buccaneers got on the board with a 54 yard field goal, kicked by Patrick Murray. The Lions responded with another TD made by Joique Bell. The Lions added onto their lead with a 48 yard Prater FG, but the Bucks scored the last TD of the half when Josh McCown made a 5 yard pass to Mike Evans, making the score 17-10 Detroit going into halftime. In the 3rd, Prater kicked a 23 yard FG, and Stafford threw a 10 yd pass to Joseph Fauria for a TD, giving the Lions a 27-10 lead going into the final quarter. McCown made a 26 yard pass to Evans for another TD, to get the 4th started. Bell made a 5 yard TD pass, giving the Lions the 17 point lead back, and the victory. Tune in next Sunday when the Detroit Lions take on the Minnesota Vikings, pregame coverage starts at 12:00 Noon on Lansing's Sports Station, The Game, 730 AM, WVFN.