Lions RB Tion Green shines in debut

Tion Green said it hurt his heart to see the Detroit Lions' struggles at the goal line, knowing how productive he was in those situations back in college.

He wasted no time showing what he meant.

On a day when the Detroit Lions had little else to smile about in a 44-20 loss against Baltimore, the rookie running back shined bright. He ran for 33 yards on his first touch, then turned his first red zone touch into a six-yard touchdown.

He finished with a team-high 55 yards on 11 carries, and had the one score.

Related players: Ameer Abdullah, Dwayne Washington

Fantasy Impact: 

We had a story on Green here at 4for4 just last week, with the coaching staff saying he was getting better in practices. Green prides himself on being a successful goal line back, something the Lions struggled at this season. Green hadn't seen the field after being an undrafted rookie out of Cincinnati. Both Abdullah and Washington were unavailable this week so it remains to be seen what Green's role will be if those guys are able to get back on the field.

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