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Buccaneers Vs. Lions: Tampa Bay Looks To Start Strong In Week 1 Against Upstart Detroit Squad

Two young NFC squads with lofty goals for the 2011 season start the new year Sunday afternoon at Raymond James Stadium. Raheem Morris and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play host to Jim Schwartz and the talented Detroit Lions in an early season matchup of two NFC squads that have their sights set on the playoffs. Let's continue our Week 1 coverage leading up to Sunday's season opener by taking a look at the two teams' series history, game notes including TV and radio broadcast schedules, as well as team and individual stats in 2010 for both squads.

 

SERIES HISTORY

 

LIONS

BUCCANEERS

SERIES LEADER

28-25

STREAKS

5 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schwartz: 1-0

Morris: 0-1

LAST GAME

12/19/10: Lions 23 at Buccaneers 20 (OT). Detroit K David Rayner converts game-tying 28-yard FG as time expires & connects on game-winning 34-yard FG in OT in comeback win.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/19/10

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 128 (Det.), 94 (TB).  XM: 227 (TB).

 

2010 STATS

PASSING

Stafford: 57-96-535-6-1-91.3

Freeman: 291-474-3,451-25-6-95.9 (3C)

RUSHING

Best: 171-555-3.2-4

Blount: 201-1,007-5.0-6

RECEIVING

C. Johnson: 77-1,120-14.5-12 (T1C)

Winslow (TE): 66-730-11.1-5

OFFENSE

338.9

335.1

TAKE/GIVE

+4

+9 (T3C)

DEFENSE

343.6

332.7

SACKS

Suh: 10

Hayes: 4

INTs

A. Smith: 5

Talib: 6 (T2C)

PUNTING

Donahue (R) (Pre.): 44.1

Koenen (Atl.): 40.7

KICKING

Hanson: 55 (19/19 PAT; 12/14 FG)

Barth: 105 (36/36 PAT; 23/28 FG)

 

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