Stanton starts at QB for Lions

Lions quarterback Drew Stanton is making his third straight

start in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Stanton helped the Lions to a 7-3 win over Green Bay last week

and got the call against the Bucs over Shaun Hill. Hill was limited

in practice during the week because of a finger injury.

Injured starter Matthew Stafford, as well as third quarterback

Zac Robinson, running back Aaron Brown, linebackers Vinny Ciurciu

and Landon Johnson, tackle Tony Ugoh, guard Donald Thomas and

defensive end Willie Young were inactive for Detroit.

Tampa Bay’s inactives included safety Larry Asante, cornerback

D.J. Johnson, fullback Erik Lorig, guard Brandon Carter, tackle

Will Barker, defensive end George Johnson, receiver Dezmon Briscoe

and third quarterback Rudy Carpenter.