Lions vs. Bears: 5 Answers to the Detroit Lions Running Game Questions

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Lions vs. Bears: 5 Answers to the Detroit Lions Running Game Questions
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Meet the new back. Same as the old back.

It's no secret to anyone that one of the only things holding the Detroit Lions back from greatness this year is the lack of a consistent running game.

It's making it hard for the Lions to close out games, it's making them lose the time of possession battle, it's putting them in second and third-and-long situations, and it's allowing defenses to cheat on the pass.

In other words, it's doing a number on the Lions' ability to maintain control of games.

To that end, the Lions likely devoted a good portion of their bye week to correcting these issues. Whether any of them actually work remains to be seen, and none of them will be anything more than Band-Aid fixes, since the real change that needs to be made is some major changes on the offensive line in the offseason.

But that's months from now. In the meantime, what changes are going to help fix this problem to the extent that they can between now and the end of the season?

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