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Detroit Lions Need Not Worry About Running Game Against St. Louis Rams

With Jahvid Best on the PUP list and Mikel Leshoure out for the first two games of the season due to suspension, the Lions are shorthanded on running backs heading into the regular season. While this may be cause for concern in game two against the 49ers, Detroit shouldn’t be too concerned about their matchup against the Rams. Here’s why.

09/06/2012

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Karsch And Anderson Champ And Chump Of The Weekend 8-28-12

Champ: Max Scherzer for going out on the mound and pitching like a number two should.

97.1 The Ticket–08/28/2012

DETROIT, MI - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Mikel Leshoure of the Detroit Lions poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Lions RB Leshoure Expects To Play For 1st Time

Mikel Leshoure knows that the Oakland Raiders are going to hit him hard Saturday night.

97.1 The Ticket–08/24/2012

DETROIT - OCTOBER 16: Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions runs for a 36 yard gain after a short pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 during the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Looking Like Best Will Begin The Season On PUP

As running back Mikel Leshoure inches closer to full health, the Lions apparently are resigned to not having the services of Jahvid Best for at least the first six weeks of the regular season.

97.1 The Ticket–08/21/2012

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Leshoure Back At Practice For Lions

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure is back at practice after recovering from a right hamstring injury.

97.1 The Ticket–08/15/2012

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (Beth Fisher)

Goodell: Lions Arrests ‘Reflect Poorly’ On NFL

What did Goodell plan to say to Leshoure and Fairley? “You are an NFL player and you have to conduct yourself a certain way and hold yourself to that standard.”

97.1 The Ticket–08/02/2012

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30: Cornerback Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions returns a 100-yard interception for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Three Biggest Issues Facing The Lions As Training Camp Begins

1. Who is going to start at the cornerback spot opposite Chris Houston?

97.1 The Ticket–07/25/2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions shakes hands with head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints after their 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won the game 45-28. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lions Head To Camp With Questions About Conduct

The Detroit Lions took a leap toward respectability last season when they made a playoff appearance for the first time in more than a decade.

97.1 The Ticket–07/24/2012

Head Coach Jim Schwartz talks with quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions during a game against the New Orleans Saints to score a touchdown at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Saints defeated the Lions 31-17.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Lions Still Dealing With Distractions From Player Arrests

Here’s the stat that defines the Lions offseason: relevant free agents signed, four; offseason arrests, six.

97.1 The Ticket–07/02/2012

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Leshoure Dealing With Upcoming Suspension

Mikel Leshoure took the handoff from Matthew Stafford. He made two quick jukes and then burst through the line and sprinted toward the end zone.

97.1 The Ticket–06/22/2012

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