HC Matt Patricia did not sound like he was planning any big change to how things stack up in the backfield.
“I think we have a lot of really good running backs and I think we try to use them appropriately,” Patricia said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I think Kerryon Johnson played a significant amount of the game. He played 20 snaps of 55, that’s a good amount. Plus, we have two other running backs, plus we have two-minute drives and other two-minute personnel packages and things like that. There was quite a bit of reps in there for Kerryon.”
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In Week 3, Johnson became the first Lions back in quite some time to go over 100 yards, and he was the most productive back against the Cowboys, collecting nine carries for 55 yards and a TD. But owners need to start him with caution as Patricia seems happy with the 20 snaps he collected.