ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Lions receiver Nate Burleson caught a touchdown pass in his first game back from an arm injury, then held the ball aloft like it was a freshly made pizza.
Burleson's return after missing two months following a car crash was one of the few bright spots in the Lions' 24-21 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday. Burleson broke his left arm in the one-car accident in late September, saying he was distracted by pizza boxes sliding off the front passenger seat before his car hit a wall.
Burleson has 26 catches in the four games he's played this season. Detroit still lost Sunday, turning the ball over five times, but the Lions will be back on track if they can beat Green Bay on Thursday.