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ALLEN PARK, Mich. It might not ever have felt better for Kevin Smith to wake up feeling sore Monday morning.
He was sore from running, sore from being hit and feeling good about it.
It means he had a job running the football again, and he had done it well.
Smith was one of the stars of the Lions 49-35 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Ford Field on Sunday.
By the end of the day, his story was well known nationally. He was a third-round draft pick by the Lions in 2008 but was out of football until two weeks ago, when the Lions re-signed him to fill a void at running back that was created by injuries.
Smith filled that void against the Panthers by running 16 times for 140 yards and catching 4 passes for 61 more yards. He scored 3 touchdowns 2 on runs, one on a reception.
Smith is sure to be in the spotlight Thursday when the Lions play the Packers in the traditional Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field.
As a ballplayer, thats a game you dream of, Smith said, sitting on hi...
BEST OF MAXIM
Three weeks ago, Kevin Smith was sitting on his couch, out of the NFL. Today he scored three touchdowns to lead a Lions comeback. The running back who is now in his second stint with Detroit rushed for 140 yards and added 61 yards through the air. Smith also scored the game clinching touchdown as the Lions overcame a 17 point deficit to beat the Carolina Panthers 49-35.
Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith practiced with the first team Tuesday.
Smith is expected to start in Thursday's game against the Green Bay Packers after a monster performance in Sunday's 49-35 win over the Chicago Bears.
A former third-round pick of Detroit, the oft-injured Smith was not brought back in 2011 after appearing in only six games last season.
Less than four years removed from one of the most sensational seasons college football has seen, Kevin Smith was back home in Florida, waiting and hoping for a chance to revive what once looked like such a promising career.
Let go by the Detroit Lions in March, the injury-plagued Smith was at a crossroads that seemed more like a dead end - at least as far as his football future...
Kevin Smith racked up over 200 yards of total offense and scored two touchdowns during Detroit’s comeback victory over the Panthers on Sunday. Yes, that Kevin Smith. The same Kevin Smith who was drafted by the Lions in the third round in 2008. The same one who totaled over 1,000 yards of offense in his [...]
DETROIT -- Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did not catch one of Matthew Stafford's five touchdown passes Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, but he was delighted for someone who did.
Kevin Smith, the Lions' third-round pick (64th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft, returned to his original team on Nov. 7 during the bye week. After leading the team in rushing his rookie season...
Matthew Stafford and Kevin Smith have garnered a lot of attention for the way they played against the Carolina Panthers and it is no different with the weekly air and ground awards presented by FedEx. … [visit site to read more]Matthew Stafford, Kevin Smith Up For Weekly Awards - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Season Record: 108-51
Season Against the Spread: 60-51
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (Spread: Green Bay -6.5)
I didn’t like the Lions last week at all – their offense wasn’t clicking until they introduced Kevin Smith, they couldn’t score in the first half, and they did all this against the softest defense in the NFL – the Carolina Panthers...
One of the major problems with the Panthers on Sunday was their inability to tackle.
On Kevin Smith's last touchdown for Detroit, three Carolina defenders had a chance to bring him down, but all whiffed.
"Guys are out of position, probably the biggest thing," coach Ron Rivera said. "We watch the tape and study the tape, we'll see. And we gotta also...
Detroit Lions 49, Carolina Panthers 35 (box score) The Lions overcame three early turnovers with a strong performance by running back Kevin Smith and five touchdown passes by Matthew Stafford. Cam Newton threw a season-high four interceptions and finished with a quarterback rating of just 50.2 in the loss. The Lions overcame their third deficit of at least 17 points of the season...
Lions running back Kevin Smith, Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons and Panthers return man Kealoha Pilares have been named the NFC players of the week. Smith was named the offensive player of the week after a sensational outing in his first extensive game action in more than a year. Smith, who had played with the…
Kevin Smith will get a chance to add to the “best story in the NFL.” Lions running back Jahvid Best will miss his fifth straight game since suffering a concussion in the team’s October 16th loss to the 49ers. Best didn’t practice at all this week. Coach Jim Schwartz said that Best was improving last…