August 27, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks to throw during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Ford Field.Detroit won 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Reggie Bush’s explosive ability on full display with Detroit Lions
Bucky Brooks –

Now this is the Reggie Bush I expected to rip up the NFL from the get-go.

Racking up 191 total yards on 25 touches in the Detroit Lions’ 34-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings, Bush was sensational as a runner/receiver on the fast track at Ford Field.

In my prior life as a scout for the Seattle Seahawks, I certainly bought into Bush’s talent coming out of USC, giving him the highest grade of my scouting career and suggesting he would become a Marshall Faulk-like playmaker in the NFL.

Does Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh need to worry about retaliation?
Justin Rogers –

Retaliations are part of sports. Even though we’re told from the time we are young that two wrongs don’t make a right, we’ve grown accustomed to these unwritten rules in the games we love.

But in the NFL, where super-sized men in suits of armor hit each other with all their might, retaliation might not be obvious, but it can certainly be career-shortening.

After another incident involving Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh — a low block on Vikings center John Sullivan that drew a $100,000 fine — former NFL player and ESPN analyst Tim Hasselbeck warns opposing teams will eventually put a target on Suh’s back.

Lions Gab: If Ndamukong Suh’s dirty, what does that make Clay Matthews?
Anthony Kuehn – Detroit Free Press

Naturally it was Clay Matthews they were talking about. How could it not be? He spent the week leading up to the game going on any radio and television show that would have him, raving about hitting the quarterbacks, punishing them and giving them no choice but to stay in the pocket.

He then carried out his mission by committing the one of the dirtiest plays I have ever seen on a professional football field.

The highs and lows of Week 1
Tim Twentyman and Mike O’Hara –

Tim Twentyman and Mike O’Hara discuss a sufficient penalty for Ndamukong Suh’s illegal block and how many total yards Reggie Bush could end up with this year

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