Ford Field Syndication: Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions fans waited three decades to have a home playoff game in Detroit. When they got a chance to host the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round this week, it sounds like the crowd made the most of it.

As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepare to travel to Ford Field for a playoff matchup with the Lions, quarterback Baker Mayfield made it clear that the team is preparing for a loud environment after he heard from some of his former Los Angeles Rams teammates that it was the loudest environment they’ve ever been in.

“They said it was the loudest thing they’ve ever heard,” Mayfield said according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “We’ve got to be completely ready for that. It just comes down to everybody knowing exactly what our game plan is — all the calls to and from, because there could be certain times where they can’t hear certain things. They might have to plug and play some of the words.

“Just everybody doing the mental work to get prepped for that. But it shouldn’t be a surprise for us. It’s going to be a great atmosphere.”

We’ll have to see how Mayfield and the Buccaneers can handle it.

[Tampa Bay Times]