Lions OC Scott Linehan said Joique Bell will continue to see more touches in hopes of giving the run game some more life. Bell, who has all three of the team’s runs over 20 yards this season, is averaging 5.7 yards per carry.
Mikel Leshoure is averaging 3.8 yards per rush, but leads the team with seven touchdowns.
“Him rattling off really the three explosive runs that we’ve had this year certainly gives him more opportunities I think in our offense, not just in the games,” Linehan said of Bell. “I think you’ll see him playing a little bit more throughout the game.”
Bell's touches haven't been all that consistent this season. Two weeks ago against the Packers, he only touched the ball twice, but got 10 touches last week against the Colts. If the Lions are serious about getting Bell more involved throughout the game, then it will put a dent into Leshoure's upside.