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The Lions can't seem to keep their opponents away from the ball
For the third ranked offense in yards in the NFL, the Lions have a very weak time of possession differential.
They have an average of 32 minutes and 54 seconds of possession per game, while their opponents average 29 minutes and 11 seconds.
A stronger run game would give them more time of possession and keep opponents off the field for longer periods of time, allowing their shaky defense to rest.
Hopefully, rookie Mikel Leshoure will continue to emerge as a solid running option for the Lions so that they can continue to let their passing offense shine.
Keeping Matt Stafford on his feet and their opponents off the ball will be the key.