Lions Beat Buccaneers In Overtime, 23-20, To Snap 26-Game Road Losing Streak

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Video: Lions' Dave Rayner Kicks Game-Winning Overtime Field Goal; Jim Schwartz Celebrates Win With Fist Pump

Via comes video of Dave Rayner's 34-yard field goal that gave the Lions a 23-20 win in overtime. Rayner made three field goals on the day, including one that tied the game and sent it to overtime at the very end of regulation. He made both the kick as time expired in regulation and the field goal in overtime en route to the Lions ending their 26-game road losing streak.

To celebrate the big victory, Jim Schwartz got his fist pump on, which is his go-to celebration. Anytime he breaks it out you know something good happened for the Lions, and that was certainly the case today.

Next week, the Lions will be in Florida again, this time to play the Dolphins. Miami is a surprisingly bad 1-6 at home this season, so the Lions will have a very good chance to increase their winning streak to three and give Schwartz another reason to fist pump.


Rayner's Field Goal Gives Lions 23-20 Overtime Win Over Buccaneers, First Road Victory Since 2007

(Recap from The Sports Network)

Tampa, FL – Dave Rayner drilled a 34-yard field goal with 9:51 left in overtime, and the Detroit Lions snapped their NFL-record 26-game road losing streak with a 23-20 win over Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium.

The Lions’ overtime push came mostly on the ground as Maurice Morris rushed four times for 35 yards and ended the game with 109 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.

Drew Stanton was solid in his fourth career start for the Lions (4-10), completing 23-of-37 passes for 252 yards and a touchdown.

He also conducted a 58-yard game-tying drive at the end of regulation, with Rayner’s 28-yard field goal tying the game as time expired.

The Lions were able to build off a rare NFC North victory over Green Bay last Sunday and have now won back-to-back games for the first time since 2007 when they started the season 6-2.

Josh Freeman looked to have completed his sixth fourth quarter comeback by charging the Buccaneers (8-6) down the field for a Connor Barth 26-yard field goal with 1:39 left in the game. But Detroit came back and the Bucs’ loss put them on the outside looking in at the final NFC wild card playoff spot.

Freeman was 21-of-32 for 251 yards and a touchdown, while LeGarrette Blount rushed for 110 yards and a TD on 15 attempts.


Lions Vs. Buccaneers: Injury Report

Detroit Lions

QB Matthew Stafford (Right Shoulder) - Out

QB Shaun Hill (Right Finger) - Questionable

RB Jahvid Best (Toe) - Probable

RB Maurice Morris (Chest) - Probable

WR Brian Clark (Not Injury Related) - Questionable

DE Cliff Avril (Rib) - Questionable

DE Turk McBride (Ankle) - Probable

LB Landon Johnson (Neck) - Doubtful

LB DeAndre Levy (Groin) - Probable

LB Vinny Ciurciu (Concussion) - Questionable

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WR Mike Williams (Knee) - Probable

TE Kellen Winslow (Knee) - Probable

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