Lions Down Tampa Bay 23-20 - Match Report
Detroit got a 109-yard performance from Maurice Morris as a key part of its 23-20 victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Detroit won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 43.5.
Drew Stanton completed 23 of 37 pass attempts for 252 yards and 1 TD for the Lions in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
LeGarrette Blount rushed for 110 yards for Tampa Bay, while Carnell Williams added 38 yards. Josh Freeman threw for 251 yards for the Buccaneers, while receivers Mike Williams and Kellen Winslow had 96 and 46 yards respectively.
Detroit outgained Tampa Bay 433-403 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 26-22 by the Lions.
The time of possession battle favored Detroit as their offense was on the field for 33:05, longer than the 32:04 of their opponents.
Detroit heads into a Week 16 battle against the Dolphins. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Seattle.