Not trying to rain on anybody's parade, but I don't think the Lions will win Sunday
I didn't get a sense in that game, that if the Lions were to play the Bucs again in Tampa, they would automatically win.
In fact, I do expect the Bucs to beat the Lions. They have a good team with a quarterback, Josh Freeman, who is only improving. That it is on the road this early in the season is a huge factor. Humidity figures to be very high. The forecast is for 90 degrees and probable thunderstorms Sunday. Tampa has a big back, LaGarrette Blount, who could give them a huge edge in this game.
I also predict this: A huge overreaction if the Lions lose the game, and a big overreaction if they win it.
There will be no in-between come Sunday night.
Even though I don't think the Lions will win this game, I do believe it will be close, and I still think they will go 10-6 this season - regardless the outcome.