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Lions-Buccaneers one-liners

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Detroit snapped an NFL-record 26-game road losing streak with a 23-20 overtime win, and Lions C Dominic Raiola said afterward, “We’re not going to be punks anymore.”

Raiola said of the Bucs, “Are they still in the playoff race? Are they getting ready to go make vacation plans now? I hope so.”

Said Lions WR Calvin Johnson, “We had a killer instinct on offense today. It was a totally different attitude out there today and it was great playing with those guys today. It was a big win for us.”

Johnson’s 152 receiving yards were the third-highest total of his NFL career. He now has 73 catches for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Said Bucs CB Ronde Barber of having to cover Johnson, “They have a ridiculously tough dude to deal with and we didn’t deal with him very well. No. 81 dominated us today.”

Third-stringer Drew Stanton became the first Lions quarterback since Jon Kitna to win back-to-back starts, but he knows he’s headed back to the bench as soon as either of the guys ahead of him on the depth chart gets healthy.

What appeared to be a costly offside penalty against the Lions’ defense turned out to give their offense more time to tie the game at the end of regulation.

Said Bucs RB Cadillac Williams, “It’s hurtful. I haven’t been a part of a loss like this ever in my NFL career.”

An offensive pass interference penalty wiped off what could have been a game-winning touchdown catch by Kellen Winslow, but the Bucs said afterward that they weren’t about to blame the officials for the loss.

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16 Responses to “Lions-Buccaneers one-liners”
  1. proc2000 says: Dec 20, 2010 10:03 AM

    The Lions were denied a win in Week 1 in Chicago and should’ve beat the Jets. They are slowly rebuilding (the right way). Look out league. The doormat of the 2000s (hell, since ’57) might just surprise you all next year.

  2. mysticdriver says: Dec 20, 2010 10:13 AM

    Note to Dominic Raila…Wanna bet?

  3. nflgreedleague says: Dec 20, 2010 10:29 AM

    I love this web site. If you post anything remotely perceived as detrimental to the integrity of the league (even if it’s true) your comment is deleted.

    All these games are fixed by the league or Vegas, get a clue! Track the success of teams that have built a new stadium. believeit

  4. boneyardbuc says: Dec 20, 2010 10:43 AM

    Actually Raiola, the Bucs are still in the playoff hunt, but I wouldn’t expect a Lion to have ANY idea what the playoff scenario looked like.

    Have fun with your top 5 draft pick….again….

    If anyone thinks that K2′s TD catch was offensive pass interference, you’re an idiot…

  5. simplesimon1 says: Dec 20, 2010 11:04 AM

    nflgreedleague:
    “All these games are fixed by the league or Vegas, get a clue! Track the success of teams that have built a new stadium. believeit”

    While I do believe the league and the rules are set up with so much grey area that the officials can call games anyway they see fit sometimes, hence leading to controversial endings, there is no way it’s rigged to the level you’re trying to say. Here’s a newsflash. Houston, Detroit, Dallas are 3 of the newer stadiums. All 3 of us will miss the playoffs and Detroit hasn’t had a Monday night game going on a decade.

  6. polegojim says: Dec 20, 2010 11:11 AM

    Mark my words, the Lions will be a playoff team next year, and will ruin a few more teams day this year.

    With Stafford the offense rocks.
    With Stanton, they play well
    The defense is very, very solid either way, SUH leads the way and the others follow with hearty efforts.

  7. nascarnutt30 says: Dec 20, 2010 11:25 AM

    Boneyardbuc your just a little upset because you got a taste of what the lions have been dealing with all year. Deal with it , it’s part of the game and if not we’ll get you a waahburger and french cries!!!!!!!

  8. Dr. Kronner says: Dec 20, 2010 11:32 AM

    to ‘boneyardbuc’

    Hey man, I’m a huge Lion’s fan, and I hate Kellen Winslow, but even I thought that flag was gonna be against Brown. I thought the call was weak, not because Winslow didn’t push off (cause he did) but because C.C. Brown never once attempted to make a play on the ball. I was yelling at the TV about the terrible D before the flag came out…

  9. detroitkillas says: Dec 20, 2010 12:05 PM

    TO –boneyard buc– you should worry about selling out your home field before you open your big mouth..an any comment comming from the worst fan base in the NFL is a MUTE point anyway!!—go lions

  10. trickeration11 says: Dec 20, 2010 12:19 PM

    boneyardbuc:
    “Have fun with your top 5 draft pick….again….”

    LMAO…what a moron. Because the Bucs have such a long and storied history of success in the league. Simply classic.

  11. simplesimon1 says: Dec 20, 2010 12:47 PM

    boneyardbuc….. LOL, we will have fun with our top 5 draft pick. There’s a CB out there that we could use, and we’re going to get him.

    I’d say, first, have fun when you actually have a tougher schedule next year and the Lions get an easier one. We’ll see the shoe on the other foot then.

    And, secondly, I watched the game with a Bucs fan and I guess we’re two of the “idiots” you’re talking about. Maybe you have your “Tampa can do no wrong” blinders on. You can’t grab a guy with both hands at the shoulder pads, preventing him from turning and looking for the ball even if he was going to, then push off when the ball comes and make the catch. He could have been flagged for either of those infractions. I notice you don’t mention the push off earlier in the game by Benn that they simply picked the flag up. You also don’t mention how they actually changed a rule, just to give Detroit a penalty in the first half. Seriously, since when can you call a spot foul for PI against somebody that was nowhere near the play?

    I can’t believe all the big talkers are now going to try to say the refs screwed them against the Lions. We won, fair and square, deal with it.

    You should be calling out your pathetic Offensive and Defensive coordinators, not the refs. Who in their right mind covers CJ with a DE/LB combo or a rookie? Who takes Blount out of the game at the end? Your Coordinators should be the ones your mad at, not the refs.

  12. simplesimon1 says: Dec 20, 2010 12:49 PM

    boneyardbuc…. You’re probably one of the ones sitting at home almost guaranteeing it’ll soon be the LA Bucs just to top it off.

  13. terrorhawk2 says: Dec 20, 2010 4:18 PM

    yeah boneyard buc. dont be a sore loser.

    jerk.

  14. boneyardbuc says: Dec 20, 2010 7:44 PM

    detroitkillas says: Dec 20, 2010 12:05 PM

    TO –boneyard buc– you should worry about selling out your home field before you open your big mouth..an any comment comming from the worst fan base in the NFL is a MUTE point anyway!!—go lions

    ================================

    You mean a “moot” point, motor city moron…

    And I’ve been a season ticket holder since ’93.

    AND WE HAVE A SUPER BOWL, LOSERS….

  15. boneyardbuc says: Dec 20, 2010 7:54 PM

    simplesimon1 says

    “I notice you don’t mention the push off earlier in the game by Benn that they simply picked the flag up.”

    ==============================

    Wow, you really are “simple”. That was a flag on the defense for illegal touching downfield, but was picked up because the QB had broken the pocket. Great football IQ that you have there.

  16. bucforever says: Dec 21, 2010 10:09 PM

    We will meet again if there is football next year . We will meet again Detroit. A healthy Buc defense would have stopped the Lions easily. It all came down to a flip of the coin . The way both teams were playing the winner of the toss would win the game no doubt. See you next season . GO BUCS!

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