The Lions rank 31st with an average of 82.4 rushing yards per game, fewer than any other team except the winless Oakland Raiders.
The two best teams in the AFC West face off on Thursday night when the 5-2 Chargers visit the 5-1 Broncos. Peyton Manning will look to extend his lead in the career touchdown category in a match-up of top-tier quarterbacks—Philip Rivers is behind only Manning and Aaron Rodgers in passer rating this season.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford’s job might not be any easier this week than it was last week.
Couplin had been cut by the Lions before the team flew to London Monday, while Powell made the seven-hour trip.
Johnson spoke with NFL Media in London on Tuesday and provided a bit of detail about his ongoing recovery.
Before the Lions won a comeback thriller Sunday, some of them had been less than thrilled about the prospect of playing in London.
The Detroit Lions face another defensively struggling NFC North team in the Atlanta Falcons
The Lions will have some time to bond overseas before facing the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
Asked if the NFL Players Association might have something to say about a team in London, Quin smiled and said, “They might.”
The Detroit Lions made several personnel moves Monday before leaving for London.