Lions blow glorious opportunity with loss to Bucs

Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston (92) tackles Lions QB Matthew Stafford (9) during the...

Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston (92) tackles Lions QB Matthew Stafford (9) during the third quarter in Detroit on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

MORRIS DALLA COSTA, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:56 PM ET

DETROIT - Its hard to believe what the Detroit Lions did Sunday.

The Lions had the NFC North Division in their hands.

Then they go and lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs. Really. And at home to boot?

This one is hard to swallow if you are a Lions fan, player, coach or the guy selling knockoff hats at the corner of Gratiot and Madison.

Dropping a 24-21 decision to the Bucs is like going to dinner expecting lobster and getting fish sticks.

The Bucs had won their last two games going into Sundays contest at Ford Field. But they were 2-8 on the season and no one was exactly calling them a model NFL franchise.


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