(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.