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Lions Blow 2nd Straight Game to Fall to 5-2

The Lions were the darlings of the NFL at 5-0 with a pair of record setting comebacks and a convincing win on national television.  Despite the success, the writing was on the wall that the Lions were walking a fine line between success and failure.  They were committing penalties, going three and out, giving up […]

What’s Really Causing the Lions’ Rushing Woes

The Lions’ rushing attack has been the topic of discussion for a couple of weeks and the trade/no trade for Ronnie Brown fanned the flames of discussion further.  After reading several articles, message boards and blogs I have noticed that the opinions vary on why the run game is struggling, but nobody has hit the […]

2010 Season Breakdown: Running Backs

The Detroit Lions were synonymous with running backs for the better part of the 80’s and the 90’s with the electric Billy Sims and Barry Sanders ripping through defenses.  The Lions were so good at running the ball that even though everybody knew that was their bread and butter, nobody could stop the Lions.  Since […]

Morris to get the bulk of the carries vs Chicago Sunday

According to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan expects veteran running back Maurice Morris to carry most of the load in Sunday’s game against the Bears. Rookie running back Jahvid Best did practice Friday on a limited basis and will probably receive some snaps

The Injuries Keep Mounting

The Lions’ running back stable has just suffered another blow as Aaron Brown broke his hand against the Vikings yesterday.  Coupled with the turf toe injury suffered by Jahvid Best, the Lions lost their top two big play threats at running back. Kevin Smith is still recovering from knee surgery leaving Jerome Felton and Maurice Morris as […]

Turnovers Help Lions Drop 20-6 Decision To 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers, during their game agaisnt the visiting Detroit Lions, began rather slowly – perhaps a result of the hangover from last week when they were eliminated from playoff contention. But they got their act together in the second half, as turnovers, along with two touchdowns scored about six minutes apart, helped San […]

Backfield Booster: Lions Sign Hawks Free Agent RB Morris

The Lions today put another back in the backfield as they signed former Seahawks running back Maurice Morris. The team brings Morris in on a three-year, $7 million contract, according to the NFL Network. Morris is 29, and has been with the Seahwks for the past seven seasons. Last season was tough for him, as […]