Lions thrilled after ending road losing streak

Associated Press
Detroit Lions place kicker Dave Rayner (3) celebrates with teammates, including Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (54), after kicking the game-winning field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, in Tampa, Fla. The Lions won the game 23-20. (AP Photo/Margaret Bowles)
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Only one streak matters now for the Detroit Lions: They've won two games in a row.

The Lions snapped their NFL-record streak of 26 road losses Sunday when they beat Tampa Bay 23-20 in overtime. Detroit also beat Green Bay at home the previous weekend. They are the team's first back-to-back wins since midway through the 2007 season, when the Lions started 6-2.

They've gone 7-47 since then.

The Lions are showing signs of improvement even with their top two quarterbacks hurt. Drew Stanton took the snaps Sunday and led Detroit to a tying field goal on the final play of regulation. Dave Rayner then won it with a 34-yard field goal in overtime.

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