The Lions are one of the best teams in the NFC right now, and they've been succeeding with only sporadic help from the best offensive skill position player in football, WR Calvin Johnson.
"I'm back running," Johnson told NFL Media's Steve Wyche on Tuesday. "That's a great thing for me right now."
Johnson sat in last week's comeback win over the Saints after a lengthy pregame workout. The article made it seem like Johnson is eager to get back on the field this week. However as the story pointed out, with a bye looming in Week 9, sitting Johnson again makes a lot of sense if the Lions feel they can get through Week 8.