Lions out with roar
DETROIT — As Vikings QB Brett Favre (concussion) sat out what he says will be the last game of his 20-year career (see notebook), the Lions closed the season with a four-game winning streak, and tripled last season's win total.
Maurice Morris scored on a 4-yard run with 9:29 left and Detroit, a franchise known for ineptness, held on to cap an excellent December.
"We wanted to be remembered for the way we finished this season," coach Jim Schwartz said. "We beat three teams that were in the playoff mix, two of them on the road." One of those was the Bucs, a result which ultimately cost Tampa Bay a postseason spot.