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NFL Football: Stafford shines in Lions' 27-20 win over Bucs

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have heightened expectations, and a healthy Matthew Stafford is a big reason why.

The third-year quarterback who's struggled to stay on the field early in his pro career threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, helping the Lions beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-20 for their fifth consecutive victory dating to the final month of the 2010 season.

Lions 27,

Buccaneers 20

Detroit 6 14 7 0--27

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