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DETROIT Michigan native Joique Bell had a plan, which he was able to execute to perfection.
With 9:26 left in the second quarter and the Lions at the St. Louis Rams' 1-yard line, Bell plowed into the end zone for the team's first touchdown of the regular season and the first of his career.
Bell immediately ran to the stands and jumped up in his own version of the Lambeau Leap, perhaps a Lions Leap.
"It was an amazing feeling," Bell said. "Growing up, watching guys jump in the crowd, I was telling my family, if I get my first regular season NFL touchdown, I'm jumping into the crowd. It was like a dream come true. At the same time, I knew it was a workday and I have to always keep my head on a swivel, just in case, whenever the team needed me."
Bell, a native of Benton Harbor, Mich., who went to Wayne State University in Detroit and even served as a security guard for the Lions before, finished his first NFL game with one carry for one yard and one...
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A replacement official left the Detroit Lions' game against the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter Sunday with a left hamstring injury.
Side judge Paul Caldera was tended to on a training table on the Detroit sideline, causing a brief delay before he was replaced on the crew by alternate Curtis Adams - a replacement for the replacement.
Caldera was eventually able to get up...
Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News tweeted some smack talk from Lions DB Chris Houston.
Chris Houston talked a little smack about Randy Moss today. Called him a “possession receiver” and doesn’t think he can “take the top off.”
— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein_DN) September 10, 2012
When I first read that I had to ask myself who is Chris Houston. Seriously, I had...