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The Lions have been hit hard with injuries over the last few weeks, and the bad luck continued against the Vikings, when running back Maurice Morris...
Maurice Morris takes the ball inside to the 5. Flags fly all over the place.
More chaos for the Lions?
Titus Young got caught throwing a punch at Malcolm Jenkings, forcing a third-and-16.
Maurice Morris gets another carry, this one for no gain.
On second-and-10, Matthew Stafford tosses Morris a pass for a first down. It was for a gain of 15 yards.
We're entering the fourth quarter. What are your thoughts about the Lions' chances at a comeback?
Pretty impressive effort so far from Maurice Morris, especially given the Lions' situation at running back. He's caught a team-high six catches for 52 yards.
Brandon Pettigrew just caught his third pass, this one for seven yards. Lions got a decent drive going here.
Backups Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams have demonstrated the ability to get big plays on the ground, says the Lions head coach.
By no means does Maurice Morris have breakaway speed like Jahvid Best, but he's getting the job done so far. Delivered the Lions a 1-yard run on thrid-and-1 to keep this series going. Matthew Stafford keeps spreading the ball around, knowing Calvin Johnson is having his hands full against Champ
Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams combined for 5.22 yards per carry against the Falcons, so why did it seem like the Lions couldn't run? And how come Matthew Stafford kept facing 2nd-and-long and 3rd-and-long?
The Lions lost to the Falcons on Sunday, due to an astonishingly poor performance by the offense, and particularly Matthew Stafford. Many noticed the Lions seemed to be “in a lot of third-and-longs,” and blamed the lack of a power running game that could keep the Lions offense on schedule. It’s been my contention the Lions use their backs in nontraditional—but effective—ways...