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Detroit has potential for explosive offense

If the offense can come together quickly, the Lions should be able to score with the Packers and Vikings.

Updated: August 2, 2004, 2:07 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com Insider
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Best Case
If the offense can come together quickly, the Lions should be able to score with the Packers and Vikings, two of the best four offenses in football. That might mean a lot of high-scoring NFC North games.

The Lions have speed on offense. Charles Rogers and Roy Williams can burn any cornerback with downfield speed and athleticism. Rookie halfback Kevin Jones has the speed to produce several big running plays. Last year, the Lions had only two runs over 30 yards and were held to a puny 3.6 yards per carry average.

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