Calvin Johnson has been working on maintaining his body this season and has held back from the Lions last two practices.
“Body feeling good,” Johnson said. “Just got some maintenance issues that we’re just taking care of.”
The Lions will need Johnson as they face a still dangerous Pittsburgh Steelers who are coming off a home win against Buffalo.
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The Detroit lions played a great game against the Bengals but came up on the short end of a 27-24 loss. The setback puts the Lions at 4-3.
Next up for Detroit are the Dallas Cowboys and the key matchup in that contest will be rookie center Travis Frederick against defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
One player Lions Coach Jim Schwartz will be keeping his eyes on is Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant.
“And I think that Dez Bryant in particular has really improved over the course of his career. We saw him as a really young player a few years ago. He’s playing like a veteran player now. He’s taken the load of the No. 1 receiver. That’s a big burden to be the No. 1 receiver. You’re going to see attention every week. You’re going to see double teams. You’re going to see corners rolled to your side and it’s a big mental adjustment to go through that and I think that Dez Bryant has done that. He’s made big plays for them. He’s always been a really strong player, but you just see him maturing as a player and I think that’s good for the NFL when you see young players improve like he has.
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Home win would push record to 5-2/Suh fined again
Coming off a win over the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions are looking to get back to business as usual as they take on a talented Cincinnati Bengals team who won a thrilling 27-24 overtime game in Buffalo.
Meanwhile, DT Ndamukong Suh was fined by the NFL a whopping $31,500 for a two hard hits on Bengals QB Brandon Weeden.
“We’re going to aggressively enforce player safety fouls,” Blandino said. “When I looked at the play, I felt that he did make contact with the forehead-hairline. Lowered the head and made contact with the forehead-hairline. Not to the head or neck, but the rule does prohibit that contact to the body.”
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The Detroit Lions, fresh off their 10-point victory over the Minnesota Vikings, now travel to Arizona to face the 0-1 Cardinals. The Cards fell to the Rams in a close 24-27 loss to the Rams.
Reggie Bush looked like the Bush of yesteryear with an effective running game that produce 25 touches for 191 yards and the coaching staff expects more of the same this week.
“Reggie’s a tough guy,” coach Jim Schwartz said. “You’re a running back in the NFL, there’s going to be some Mondays where you’re not going to be feeling great. Feel a little bit better when you get the win and when you make the plays that he made. That’s what we’re looking for from him.”
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When the Detroit Lions went after running back Reggie Bush in the Spring, it was a full court press that found Bush sitting in a private plane across from Head Coach Jim Schwartz, Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan and most importantly Quarterback Matthew Stafford. It was an offer hard to turn down but more than that, it was an opportunity to return to greatness.
“We talked the whole plane ride,” Bush said Wednesday as the Lions prepare for the season-opener against Minnesota. “They just kind of showed me how wide open some of these running lanes are because of the way they have to play Calvin and because of the way defenses are so worried about the passing offense.
The addition of Bush to the backfield will force opposing defenses to play honest and not blitz Stafford so much.
“I just feel like this is maybe my best opportunity yet,” Bush said
“He can take a short pass and make a big play out of it,” Schwartz said. “I like what he can provide in the run game but also in the pass game. He’s a weapon … he has the ability to take it to the house every time he touches the ball.”
The Lions take on the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are still available