TAMPA, Fla. — Detroit's Chuck Long, in his second season, felt like an old pro.
Long outplayed rookie Vinny Testaverde Sunday and led the Lions to a 20-10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"It's ironic, but everything evens out," Long said after the Lions ended a four-game losing streak. "No matter how much you pay a rookie quarterback, they all look the same when they get on the field at first.
"Vinny's human, he'll make mistakes. I know. I was in his situation not so long ago."
Long threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Pete Mandley, and Eddie Murray kicked two field goals as the Lions (3-10) won a game in December for the first time since beating Tampa Bay in the 1983 finale.
The Buccaneers (4-9) lost their sixth straight game.
Testaverde, making his second start as a pro, completed 20 of 39 passes for 262 yards and 1 touchdown after throwing for an NFL rookie-record 369 yards last week.