Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions Game Day Edition

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There are several explanations for the emergence of Detroit’s run game over the last few weeks – improved offensive line play, the re-signing of Kevin Smith, defensive focus on the passing attack.

But some argue it’s because the team is running out of more traditional run sets.

When Jim Schwartz was hired as the coach of the Detroit Lions in 2009, he said he wanted to develop them into a tough team that played with an edge.

If Christian Ponder makes a seventh consecutive start, the Minnesota Vikings will make the decision on game day.

Ponder’s sore hip continued to improve on Saturday, an NFL source said, and if the rookie quarterback wakes up feeling good, the plan is for him to work him out before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

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