Scanning the Savanna

Scanning the Savanna is a daily feature that brings fresh Detroit Lions and NFL related content to your fingertips each morning. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s scan the savanna together.

As happy as the Lions were to escape Tampa Bay with a 27-20 victory and their first 1-0 start since 2007, coach Jim Schwartz was still steaming Monday over a handful of “boneheaded” plays.

Before the season, you could wager on this game as a “future” bet and you would have had the line at Detroit -4. Thanks to yesterday’s massacre, the line opened in Las Vegas last night at Detroit -7 and the total was posted at 44.  It didn’t take long for people to hop on the Detroit side as the line quickly moved to 7.5 and appears at 8 in some places.

Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson joined a very exclusive club when he made his season debut Sunday in Detroit’s 27-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, becoming just the third player in NFL history to suit up for 20 seasons with one club.

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