The Lions have played two preseason games now and have struggled to run the football consistently in both games.
“I think the run game is a little bit odd, especially in the preseason,” QB Matt Stafford said. “The run game a lot of times is a methodical thing where you’re chewing up yards, chewing up yards and you wear them down. Then you pop a couple big ones late in the game and all of the sudden you rush for 140 yards.
The Lions were a very good rushing football team last year and this current two-week trend shouldn’t be too big of a concern just yet.
The Lions rushed for 77 yards against Cleveland and just 52 in Oakland. Joique Bell and Reggie Bush are expected to lead the way, but Bell presenting a little more fantasy value due to being able to get him later in drafts.