Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown key Lions win vs. Bucs after David Montgomery injury

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Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown key Lions win vs. Bucs after David Montgomery injury

Amon-Ra St. Brown caught 12 passes for 124 yards and quarterback Jared Goff threw for 353 yards and two touchdowns to pace the Detroit Lions in a 20-6 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Lions lost top running back David Montgomery in the first half to a rib injury.
  • Goff threw touchdown passes to St. Brown and receiver Jameson Williams, playing in his second game this season after returning from a suspension for gambling violations.
  • The Lions (5-1) allowed the Buccaneers (3-2) just two third-down conversions.


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Lions continue to prove themselves

The Lions are 5-1 and winners of four in a row. They just took down a 3-1 Buccaneers team on the road, winning by two touchdowns. The offense did enough against one of the better defenses in the league. Detroit’s defense held Tampa Bay to just six points at home. They’re doing this on the road, without key pieces, without much trouble. Folks, the Lions are a good football team. Sunday is the latest example. They’re running out of ways to prove that. — Colton Pouncy, Detroit Lions beat writer

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Road-field advantage

The Lions are 3-0 on the road this season, taking down the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and now the Buccaneers. Dan Campbell didn’t get his first road win as Lions head coach until Nov. 13, 2022 — more than a year and a half into his tenure. Now, it’s almost as though his team thrives in this environment. Detroit has won seven of its last eight games on the road dating back to last season. By the end of the three games this season, you’ve been able to hear “Let’s go Lions” chants late in the fourth quarter from the fans in attendance. — Pouncy

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