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|Following their win over the Chiefs, the Lions take their turn in the examination room.|
I wonder if we'll find that in 2011, a team doesn't need a big running game to win as long as it has explosion in its passing attack. Jahvid Best gained 57 yards on 16 carries Sunday and is averaging 3.5 yards per carry this season. None of his runs have gone longer than 12 yards. The Lions gave newcomer Keiland Williams an extended look Sunday in mop-up duty, and it's possible he could provide a different look behind Best. Mikel Leshoure's training camp injury almost certainly will limit the running game's effectiveness this season. But will it matter?