John Niyo: Latest Lions lopsided loss one to bookmark in tome of agonizing beatdowns

DETROIT — There is no mercy rule in the National Football League. No white flags, either. Just some yellow ones that fly periodically, and a red one that’s kept in the back pocket for emergency use only. Or in the case of Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians, for adding insult to injury, which is what he and the Buccaneers were more than happy to do Saturday at Ford Field. And can you blame them? The Lions walked into Ford Field with a sign taped to their back that read “Kick me,” so the Bucs merely did what the NFL essentially encouraged them to do by declining to postpone this game until Sunday. A d…

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