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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


Sticking with the run

If you’re looking for positives from the 1-4 Lions, here’s one. They are committed to running the ball no matter what. Even last week against the Steelers, who possess the second best rush defense in the NFL, the Lions stayed with it and managed to accumulate 110 rushing yards. The Steelers’ previous opponent, the San Diego Chargers, ran for just 16 yards.

“What I did like is we stuck with it through that game. I like the fact that we didn’t become one-dimensional and it’s easy to do against Pittsburgh —  most teams do,’’ Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said.

What he is looking for is a little more explosion.  Kevin Smith or any of the running backs haven’t been able to bust through for a long run.

“Eventually guys are going to start popping some long runs, even if it’s not the home run. Healthy chunks enable you to get those yard numbers up,’’ Linehan said.


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