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“We really became one-dimensional down the stretch,” Mayhew said. “It was a good dimension. Against Green Bay, we moved the ball up and down the field, and we also did a good job in the playoff game. But just having a run game and having solid players you can go to who can run the ball — Kevin Smith came in and performed well for us, but Jahvid Best, we feel, is a very special player. Mikel Leshoure, we think, showed he was a special player during training camp.

When the Detroit Lions took Jason Fox with their fourth-round pick (No. 128 overall) in the 2010 NFL draft, they were well aware of the offensive tackle’s health problems. Though they didn’t draft him to start right away, Fox has strugged to stay on the field at all during his first two seasons.

This offseason, the Lions’ odds for the 2013 Super Bowl are opening at 20-1.

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