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Run game stalled

GREEN BAY, Wis. —  Among the many woes in Sunday’s 26-0 loss to the Packers was that the Lions could not get the run game going. They finished with just 71 rushing yards, averaging 4.3 yards per play on 18 carries.

Running back Kevin Smith had 15 carries for 61 yards with a season-high long run of 20 yards.

“We expect to run the ball form the get-go, it doesn’t matter who we’re playing no matter what week it is. That’s the philosophy of this team,’’ left tackle Jeff Backus said. “We’re going to run the ball and stop the run. Being a little more efficient running the ball in the second half, doesn’t outweigh the fact we didn’t get it going in the first half.’’

Coach Jim Schwartz said it was difficult to pinpoint one area that disappointed him because all-around it was a poorly executed game.


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