In his Friday mailbag, Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions was asked about the team's approach to the running back situation. "Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said this week Adrian Peterson will continue to get the first set of carries," said Twentyman. "D'Andre Swift will be mixed in early on too. It sounds like Kerryon Johnson has solidified a role on third down. It's really going to depend on the hot hand early in terms of carries between Peterson and Swift as the games moves forward."
"That being said, Swift will still play a big role in the passing game. He is the team's second-leading receiver with 16 catches."
Swift and Peterson saw the majority of work for the Lions backfield in Week 6, and it appears that will not change. Swift finally broke out last week, but as long as A.P. is healthy, the two will continue to have similar workloads.