“The big thing about last year’s game at Tampa was that it was our first road win in a long time. Before and during the game we weren’t thinking about that, though.
“We ended up knocking them out of the playoff race and also helped out Green Bay at the same time. That was another big thing about it. We took pride in that. Being able to knock those guys out – spoil their season. That was big for us.
“We just wanted to go down there and get a win against a team that was pretty good at the time. We felt we matched up well against them. We still feel the same way about it this year.
“I had a couple nice catches toward the end of that game. Overall, we had a good game at the receiver position. We went out there and took over that game and made a bunch of plays from the beginning to the end.
“It was the first overtime win I was a part of in a long time. Other than that, it just felt great to get a win on the road and have a nice flight back to Detroit from Florida after a win.
“They had some injuries last year at the time, but I still feel like our match-ups go well, just like last year. Who knows what the outcome will be, but we expect to win because we put together a great camp and we’re still doing a lot of good things out here on the field.
“I think we were able to create some momentum with the last four wins and use that to propel us into the season. Even though last year is a totally different season, there are a lot of good things we can take from the end of the season last year and look forward to those good things happening again.”
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