Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/5/14

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions looks on prior to the start of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field on September 26, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The 2011 Detroit Lions offense was pass-centric as QB Matthew Stafford threw for over 5,000 yards in his first season starting all 16 regular season games. The prolific passing game might not have been by design, but rather out of necessity as the Lions struggled all season in order to find a consistent running game. Injuries plagued the group the entire season and while the Lions finished the season with the fourth rated passing attack, Detroit finished 29th running the ball. No running back carried the ball more than 84 times and no back recorded more than 390 yards on the ground. It was thought that the Lions might be in the market to add a veteran running back, but the team says they are happy with the current crop of backs. Jahvid Best has told reporters that he will be back on the field in 2012, but the question of his concussion history lingers. Mikel Leshoure hopes to play a role in the Lions offense in 2012 after missing the entire 2011 season with an injury but will have t...
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