Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson delivered during a 24-21 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
And yes, it took less than 30 minutes.
Burleson returned to action for the first time since breaking his arm in a one-car accident while trying to save a pizza on September 24. His season – and career – appeared to be in jeopardy after the accident, but Burleson had surgery and was back in action on Sunday.
Of course, Burlerson has been the butt of jokes since his accident, and the veteran receiver embraced the comedy. DiGiorno Pizza even gave Burleson a year supply of free pizza so he could skip carryout.
Burleson took a slice out of Tampa Bay’s defense during the second quarter.
Detroit faced first-and-goal on Tampa Bay’s 5-yard line when Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Burleson, his first score of the season. Burleson seemingly celebrated as a waiter with pizza after the score. It is one thing when other people laugh at you, but Burleson’s ability to poke fun at himself is marvelous.
You got to appreciate Burleson’s special delivery.
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