Nov 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) runs against Chicago Bears outside linebacker James Anderson (50) at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

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Much of Lions’ success stems from Bush’s receiving ability
Mark Kaboly — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Whether it was double-teaming Johnson at the line of scrimmage, employing two high safeties or rolling a safety to his side, teams have tried exotic defenses to try to slow down Johnson.

Teams were willing to risk leaving the middle of the field open.

Not anymore.

Lions linebacker Rocky McIntosh knows his role, and he excels in it
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

One play is all it takes to make an impression.

In each of the past six seasons, Lions linebacker Rocky McIntosh started at least eight NFL games, first with the Redskins, then the Rams last season. With the Lions, though, McIntosh is lucky to play one defensive snap as a fourth linebacker, but that hasn’t stopped him from making critical plays.

“Whatever they tell me to do, you’ve got to do it,” McIntosh said. “It’s a job.”

Tomlin on the Lions

Coach Mike Tomlin takes a look at today’s opponent – the Detroit Lions:

GAME PREVIEW: Five keys for the Lions at Pittsburgh
Tim Twentyman —


Detroit and Pittsburgh meet for the 31st time today with the Steelers holding a slight 15-14-1 advantage in the series. The two teams haven’t met since Pittsburgh won in Detroit, 28-20, in 2009.

The first-ever meeting between these clubs took place in 1934 with the Lions winning 40-7 behind a then-NFL record 426 rushing yards.

3 players to watch: Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson faces difficult challenge against Pittsburgh Steelers
Justin Rogers –

Here are three players to watch when the Detroit Lions travel to Pittsburgh to battle the Steelers.

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