Reggie Bush did not play much in the second half. Had Joique Bell not injured his foot, he might not have played at all.
He wasn’t injured. He was benched.
“Reggie didn’t have an easy time getting started today,” Schwartz said. “That had a lot to do with our inability to get points in the second half.”
Bush had 31 yards rushing on 12 carries and caught two passes for 23 yards. He fumbled in the second quarter, which led to a field goal. Joique Bell was getting a bulk of the work in the second half but banged up his foot. Rookie Theo Riddick was on the field for the Lions’ last drive. Bush should be back next week, but the Lions face some tough rushing opponents down the stretch of the fantasy season and the playoffs: W12 Tampa Bay (4th), W13 Green Bay (13th), W14 Philadelphia (16th), W15 Baltimore (3rd), W16 NY Giants (6th).