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With Jahvid Best reportedly told to sit out the rest of the season due to concussions, Maurice Morris now becomes the lead back for the Detroit Lions.
After the Ronnie Brown trade was voided due to Jerome Harrison's failed physical, which was later reported failed because of a tumor found in his brain, Morris becomes the only option for their run game.
However, the connection between quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson will make fans quickly get over the loss of Best if he does miss the rest of the season.
For Atlanta, rookie wide receiver Julio Jones—who owner Arthur Blank probably would have given up his wife to draft—is questionable and could miss his second straight game. That leaves Atlanta without their big-play receiver, as Roddy White continues to struggle.
As long as Atlanta sticks to their running game and hands the ball off to Michael Turner 25-30 times, they will have every opportunity to win this game.
However, with Detroit coming off their first loss of the season, they're going to be motivated.
Oh, and coach Mike Smith, read up on Shaking Hands for Dummies—you're going to need it.
Projected Score: Detroit 31, Atlanta 21