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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.

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Lions 27,

Buccaneers 20

Detroit 6 14 7 0--27

Tampa Bay 10 3 0 7--20

FIRST QUARTER

Det-- Hanson 23?FG, 8:58.

TB-- Barth 38 FG, 7:12.

TB--Talib 28 interception return (Barth kick), 5:47.

Det-- Hanson 28 FG, :52.

SECOND QUARTER

Det--Johnson 36 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 7:16.

Det--Scheffler 11 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 1:16.

TB-- Barth 31 FG, :00.

THIRD QUARTER

Det--Johnson 1 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 6:16.

FOURTH QUARTER

TB--Williams 5 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 1:35.

Attendance--51,274.

Det TB

First downs 25 17

Total Net Yards 431 313

Rushes-yards 35-126 16-56

Passing 305 257

Punt Returns 5-34 1-(-2)

Kickoff Returns 0-0 1-78

Interceptions Ret. 1-(-1) 1-28

Comp-Att-Int 24-33-1 29-46-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 2-7

Punts 5-48.2 5-52.2

Fumbles-Lost 4-0 4-1

Penalties-Yards 8-68 6-39

Time of Possession 36:25 23:35

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Detroit: Best 21-72, Harrison 8-27, Burleson 1-20, Scheffler 1-5, Morris 2-4, Stafford 1-0, Logan 1-(minus 2). Tampa Bay: Freeman 4-26, Blount 5-15, Graham 6-13, Johnson 1-2.

PASSING--Detroit: Stafford 24-33-1-305. Tampa Bay: Freeman 28-43-1-257, Johnson 1-3-0-7.

RECEIVING--Detroit: Johnson 6-88, Burleson 5-60, Pettigrew 4-57, Best 4-42, Morris 2-25, Davis 1-14, Scheffler 1-11, Stovall 1-8. Tampa Bay: Graham 8-58, Winslow 6-66, Williams 4-50, Parker 4-44, Benn 4-27, Briscoe 2-14, Lumpkin 1-9, Penn 0-2, Freeman 0-(minus 6).

MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

Eagles 31, Rams 13

Philadelphia 14 3 7 7--31

St. Louis 7 3 3 0--13

FIRST QUARTER

StL--Jackson 47 run (Jo.Brown kick), 11:14.

Phi--McCoy 7 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 8:13.

Phi--Parker 56 fumble return (Henery kick), 4:01.

SECOND QUARTER

StL-- Jo.Brown 49 FG, 10:06.

Phi-- Henery 34 FG, :05.

THIRD QUARTER

Phi--D.Jackson 6 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 5:41.

StL-- Jo.Brown 23 FG, 1:09.

FOURTH QUARTER

Phi--McCoy 49 run (Henery kick), 8:46.

Attendance--56,722.

Phi StL

First downs 27 21

Total Net Yards 404 335

Rushes-yards 31-237 26-154

Passing 167 181

Punt Returns 0-0 1-0

Kickoff Returns 2-36 5-115

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 14-32-0 19-36-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-20 5-28

Punts 3-36.3 4-42.3

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1

Penalties-Yards 8-91 9-60

Time of Possession 30:14 29:46

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Philadelphia: McCoy 15-122, Vick 10-98, Lewis 2-10, Brown 4-7. St. Louis: C.Williams 19-91, Jackson 2-56, B.Miller 1-12, Norwood 3-10, Bradford 1-(minus 15).

PASSING--Philadelphia: Vick 14-32-0-187. St. Louis: Bradford 17-30-0-188, Feeley 2-6-0-21.

RECEIVING--Philadelphia: D.Jackson 6-102, Avant 3-40, McCoy 2-15, Maclin 1-20, Celek 1-13, Lewis 1-(minus 3). St. Louis: C.Williams 6-49, Amendola 5-45, B.Gibson 3-50, Bajema 2-21, Salas 1-21, Kendricks 1-18, Sims-Walker 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--St. Louis: Jo.Brown 47 (WR).

Bengals 27,

Browns 17

Cincinnati 10 3 0 14--27

Cleveland 0 14 3 0--17

FIRST QUARTER

Cin-- Nugent 24?FG, 8:20.

Cin--Gresham 2 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 2:22.

SECOND QUARTER

Cin-- Nugent 47 FG, 11:30.

Cle--Watson 34 pass from McCoy (Dawson kick), 9:17.

Cle--Moore 2 pass from McCoy (Dawson kick), 4:14.

THIRD QUARTER

Cle-- Dawson 20 FG, 8:36.

FOURTH QUARTER

Cin--Green 41 pass from Gradkowski (Nugent kick), 4:28.

Cin--Benson 39 run (Nugent kick), 1:49.

Attendance--67,321.

Cin Cle

First downs 17 17

Total Net Yards 294 285

Rushes-yards 33-139 26-83

Passing 155 202

Punt Returns 1-15 6-58

Kickoff Returns 4-92 3-91

Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 15-27-0 19-40-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-18 2-11

Punts 8-47.8 8-36.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards 3-22 11-72

Time of Possession 30:23 29:37

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Cincinnati: Benson 25-121, Leonard 2-15, Scott 4-3, Gradkowski 2-0. Cleveland: Hillis 17-57, Hardesty 5-18, McCoy 3-11, Cribbs 1-(minus 3).

PASSING--Cincinnati: Gradkowski 5-12-0-92, Dalton 10-15-0-81. Cleveland: McCoy 19-40-1-213.

RECEIVING--Cincinnati: Gresham 6-58, Simpson 4-44, Leonard 2-29, Green 1-41, Benson 1-2, Shipley 1-(minus 1). Cleveland: Hillis 6-30, Massaquoi 3-77, Watson 3-45, Moore 3-35, Cribbs 1-13, Little 1-12, Norwood 1-6, McCoy 1-(minus 5).

MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

Jaguars 16, Titans 14

Tennessee 0 0 7 7--14

Jacksonville 7 3 3 3--16

FIRST QUARTER

Jac--Jones-Drew 21 run (Scobee kick), 6:49.

SECOND QUARTER

Jac-- Scobee 48 FG, 5:55.

THIRD QUARTER

Jac-- Scobee 21 FG, 2:33.

Ten--Britt 80 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick), 2:18.

FOURTH QUARTER

Jac-- Scobee 45 FG, 12:22.

Ten--Britt 2 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick), 3:34.

Attendance--61,619.

Ten Jac

First downs 13 20

Total Net Yards 292 323

Rushes-yards 13-43 47-163

Passing 249 160

Punt Returns 1-7 3-31

Kickoff Returns 0-0 1-26

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-(-4)

Comp-Att-Int 21-34-1 17-24-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-14 2-15

Punts 7-41.6 5-43.6

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1

Penalties-Yards 7-60 5-39

Time of Possession 20:22 39:38

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Tennessee: C.Johnson 9-24, Harper 3-10, Hasselbeck 1-9. Jacksonville: Jones-Drew 24-97, Karim 14-33, Owens 3-17, McCown 5-10, G.Jones 1-6.

PASSING--Tennessee: Hasselbeck 21-34-1-263. Jacksonville: McCown 17-24-0-175.

RECEIVING--Tennessee: Washington 6-67, C.Johnson 6-25, Britt 5-136, Harper 1-21, Cook 1-7, Williams 1-5, Stevens 1-2. Jacksonville: Thomas 8-55, Hill 4-53, Karim 3-39, Lewis 2-28.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--Tennessee: Bironas 67 (SH).

Jets 27, Cowboys 24

Dallas 7 3 7 7--24

N.Y. Jets 0 7 3 17--27

FIRST QUARTER

Dal--Bryant 3 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 10:27.

SECOND QUARTER

Dal-- Bailey 34 FG, 3:16.

NYJ--Keller 4 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), :37.

THIRD QUARTER

Dal--Austin 36 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 8:05.

NYJ-- Folk 34, 4:01.

FOURTH QUARTER

Dal--Jones 1 run (Bailey kick), 14:50.

NYJ--Burress 26 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 11:56.

NYJ--Trufant 18 blocked punt return (Folk kick), 5:00.

NYJ-- Folk 50 FG, :27.

Attendance--78,702.

Dal NYJ

First downs 21 19

Total Net Yards 390 360

Rushes-yards 26-64 16-45

Passing 326 315

Punt Returns 3-29 3-13

Kickoff Returns 2-30 4-78

Interceptions Ret. 1-37 1-20

Comp-Att-Int 23-36-1 26-44-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-16 4-20

Punts 6-39.3 6-39.8

Fumbles-Lost 3-2 3-1

Penalties-Yards 7-40 0-0

Time of Possession 33:53 26:07

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Dallas: Jones 17-44, Romo 3-9, Ogletree 1-7, Choice 3-4, Murray 2-0. N.Y. Jets, Greene 10-26, Tomlinson 5-16, Sanchez 1-3.

PASSING--Dallas: Romo 23-36-1-342. N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 26-44-1-335.

RECEIVING--Dallas: Witten 6-110, Austin 5-90, Bryant 3-71, Jones 3-22, Phillips 2-19, Ogletree 2-12, Murray 1-13, Choice 1-5. N.Y. Jets, Tomlinson 6-73, Holmes 6-70, Keller 5-61, Burress 4-72, Mason 3-19, Cumberland 1-33, Greene 1-7.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--None

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