The last time the Detroit Lions played at Raymond James Stadium, they didn’t get too excited about snapping the longest road losing streak in NFL history.
The Lions are taking the same reserved approach into Sunday’s season opener in Tampa, despite coming off an undefeated preseason that has raised expectations for a franchise that last appeared in a playoff game 11 years ago.
Although football is a team game, there are often intriguing individual matchups within a football game.
In Sunday’s NFL season opener between the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Bucs, one of those individual matchups will be highlighted when Detroit receiver Calvin “Megatron” Johnson faces Tampa Bay corner Aqib Talib.
Come Sunday, team officials and coaches will have a quality season-opening look into just how those decisions are paying off after the Bucs tangle with second-year defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and a reinvigorated Detroit Lions team at Raymond James Stadium.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.