Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Detroit Lions 27
Sunday 11 September 2011 at Raymond James Stadium
DET8:58-1QHanson FG23
TB7:12-1QBarth FG38
TB5:47-1QTalib 28 interception return (Barth kick)
DET0:52-1QHanson FG28
DET7:16-2QJohnson 36 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick)
DET1:16-2QScheffler 11 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick)
TB0:00-2QBarth FG31
DET6:16-3QJohnson 1 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick)
TB1:35-4QWilliams 5 pass from Freeman (Barth kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Freeman 4-26, Blount 5-15, Graham 6-13, Johnson 1-2.
LIONS: Best 21-72, Harrison 8-27, Burleson 1-20, Scheffler 1-5. Morris 2-4, Stafford 1-0. Logan 1-(-2).
PASSING
BUCS: Freeman 43-28-259-1-1 , J.Johnson 3-1-7-0-0.
LIONS: Stafford 33-24-305-1-3.
RECEIVING
BUCS: 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-(-4).
LIONS: Johnson 6-88, Burleson 5-60, Pettigrew 4-57. Best 4-42, Morris 2-25, Davis 1-14, Scheffler 1-11, Stovall 1-8.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Talib 1-28.
LIONS: Houston 1-0.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Stroughter 1-78.
LIONS: none.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Spurlock 1-(-2).
LIONS: Logan 5-34.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
LIONS: Tulloch 1-4, VandenBosch 1-3.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Roy Cummings reports from Raymond James Stadium
Award-winning columnist Martin Fennelly's opinions
Joe Henderson on a puzzling way to open 2011
How Rick Stroud saw the game unfold
Gary Shelton weighs in with his own column
Game notes from the season opener
Hurry-up offense minimizes Blount's role
Talib has rough day against the Megatron
Heating up not best for Josh Freeman
Scott Smith's official game report
The official gamebook including the play-by-play
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT70 Penn LDE71 Bennett
LG62 Larsen DT93 McCoy
C52 Faine DT92 Price
RG75 Joseph RDE94 Clayborn
RT65 Trueblood WLB54 Hayes
TE82 Winslow DB31 Biggers
WR19 M Williams SLB58 Black
WR17 Benn LCB25 Talib
TE88 Stocker SS26 Jones
RB27 Blount FS35 Grimm
QB5 Freeman RCB20 Barber
DID NOT PLAY
9 Koenen, 10 Barth, 11 Johnson, 18 Stroughter, 28 Lumpkin, 30 Holland, 33 Mack, 34 Graham , 41 Lynch, 44 Lorig, 46 Yount, 53 Diles, 56 Watson, 57 Hayward, 59 Foster, 76 Zuttah, 77 Lee, 81 Spurlock, 87 Parker, 89 Briscoe, 90 Miller, 91 Bowers, 96 Crowder, 98 Okam
INACTIVE
21 Bradford,22 Asante, 23 Lewis, 24 Gaitor, 69 Dotson, 73 Hardman, 80 Pianalto