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(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Reggie Bush realized right away how much easier his job might be this season - now that he's on the same team as Calvin Johnson.
With the Minnesota defense backing off a bit at first, Bush accounted for 191 yards in his first game with Detroit on Sunday, leading the Lions to a 34-24 victory. The Vikings did a good job containing Johnson, the Lions' star receiver, but Bush had all sorts of room to run and catch passes out of the backfield.
The Lions signed Bush in the offseason to do exactly what he did in the opener - provide balance for an offense that has been too reliant at times on Johnson and quarterback Matthew Stafford.
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This is why the Lions are a much more explosive team if Reggie Bush can stay healthy.
This was tough to watch. The fact that Bush did this and just went back into the game, was crazy.
Reggie Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help the Detroit Lions pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 Sunday.
The Lions overcame a slew of miscues on offense, defense and special teams.
The Vikings also made their share of mistakes, especially Christian Ponder, who threw three interceptions and...
Reggie Bush's first carry went for a nifty 12-yard gain, and the crowd at Ford Field couldn't wait to show its approval:
''Reg-gie! Reg-gie! Reg-gie!''
Bush's debut in Detroit was everything the Lions hoped for when they signed the elusive running back during the offseason. Although Adrian Peterson scored three touchdowns for Minnesota, it was Bush who...
If you have any questions about the toughness of Reggie Bush just check out the .GIF below (courtesy of Guyism) of him having his dislocated thumb being put back in place by a Lions’ trainer. This happened on Sunday during the Lions win over the Vikings.
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DETROIT (AP) -- Reggie Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help the Detroit Lions pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 Sunday. The Lions overcame a slew of miscues on offense, defense and special teams. The Vikings also made their share of mistakes, especially Christian Ponder, who threw three...
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DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Bush gave the Detroit Lions exactly what they were looking for when they signed him as a free agent in the offseason.
Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help Detroit pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings 34-24 Sunday.
The Lions overcame a slew of miscues on offense, defense and...
The Detroit Lions pulled off an important Week 1 win over the Minnesota Vikings, 34-24, behind a stellar outing from Reggie Bush and impressive showing by the defense. The Lions’ D bounced back from Adrian Peterson’s 78-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage to mostly stuff Minnesota in the second half, as Detroit rallied to take a lead.
Here are the key plays from Detroit’s...
The Vikings and Lions combined for strange records and first-time occurrences. Adrian Peterson and Reggie Bush did most of the entertaining and record-breaking.
Joique Bell formed a terrific 1-2 punch with Reggie Bush in the Detroit Lions’ Week 1 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Bell set the bar, though, when it came to touchdown celebrations.
After spinning his way into the end zone from 1-yard out (after a TD by Bush on the previous play was overturned), Bell hopped into the Ford Field stands for an old school, “Hip Hop Hooray” celebration...
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had a 20-yard touchdown overturned by review in the first quarter and finished with just four catches for 37 yards on nine targets Sunday against the Vikings.Fantasy Spin:Johnson caught the ball near the goal line and stuck the ball in the end zone but didn't maintain possession of the ball through the catch. He had a similar ruling go against him...
Calvin Johnson facing the Vikings in last year’s first meeting between the division foes (Photo Credit: Rebecca Cook/Reuters
- Both offenses rely on one juggernaut. Adrian Peterson rushed 48 times for 273 and caught 7 balls for 25 yards in the season series last year. Calvin Johnson caught 17 passes for 261 yards on 25 targets in the two meetings. These two are studs and...
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