Detroit 23, Tampa Bay 20

Sunday, December 19, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 19, 2010
WHERE: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 54°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Terry McAulay
ATTENDANCE: 47692

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Detroit 7 3 7 3 3 23
Tampa Bay 0 14 0 6 0 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 4-10 3-4 1-6 W2
Tampa Bay 8-6 3-4 5-2 L1

Recap

Dave Rayner made a 28-yard field goal as time expired in regulation and a 34-yarder in overtime to lift the Detroit Lions to a 23-20 victory Sunday at Tampa Bay, snapping the Lions' streak of 27 consecutive road losses.

It was Detroit's first road win since Oct. 28, 2007, against Chicago.

The Lions (4-10) have won two straight. Last week, they snapped a 19-game losing streak against NFC North opponents with a 7-3 win against Green Bay.

The loss dealt a big blow to Tampa Bay's playoff hopes. The Bucs (8-6) began the day tied with Green Bay and a game behind the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles for the final NFC wild card spot.

Tampa Bay took a 20-17 lead on Connor Barth's 26-yard field goal with 1:39 left, but the defense couldn't get a stop at the end of regulation or on Detroit's first possession in overtime.

The Bucs dropped to 5-1 in games decided by three points or less.

Maurice Morris rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown and Calvin Johnson had 10 catches for 152 yards for the Lions.

LeGarrette Blount rushed for 110 yards and a score and fellow rookie Mike Williams caught six passes for 96 yards and a touchdown for the Bucs.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Detroit   Tampa Bay
Maurice Morris Player LeGarrette Blount
15 Attempts 15
109 Yards 110
7.3 Avg Yards 7.3
1 Touchdowns 1
26 Long 39
Receiving
Detroit   Tampa Bay
Calvin Johnson Player Mike Williams
10 Receptions 6
152 Yards 96
15.2 Avg Yards 16.0
0 Touchdowns 1
30 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Detroit 433 181 252 2 3 0 3.0 0
Tampa Bay 403 176 227 2 2 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Seattle . The Buccaneers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Lions have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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