Lions sink Buccaneers

Kevin Jones rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries Sunday, as the Detroit Lions defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-16.

The Lions had been favored by 2.5-points in the game and were able to cover the spread. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (44.5).

Lions’ quarterback Jon Kitna completed 16-of-20 passes for 147 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions, while Calvin Johnson ran in for touchdown from 32-yards out.

Jeff Garcia completed 37-of-45 passes for 316 yards with two touchdowns and two fumbles for Tampa Bay, while Earnest Graham rushed for 92 yards on 19 carries and also caught 13 passes for 99 yards.