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Reggie Bush’s Detroit Lions debut was ‘Faulk-esque’
Chris Wesseling – NFL.com
"Bush’s 25-touch, 191-yard performance against the Minnesota Vikings was impressive enough to wipe away seven years of relative disappointment in the estimation of NFL Media’s Marshall Faulk.“I told somebody if you ever mention Reggie Bush and me ever again, I’ll smack you in the mouth,” the Hall of Fame running back said Thursday on “The M & M Podcast”. “I would have to take that smack back. This performance was Marshall Faulk-esque. I watched him play, and I was kind of like, ‘That’s how I played.’ It was fun to watch Reggie on a roll. … It was impressive. I hope he can stay healthy. If he can stay healthy, they have a shot at the division title.”"
Arizona Cardinals’ priority against Detroit Lions is to limit Calvin Johnson
Kent Somers – AZCentral.com
"The Cardinals defense left work that day, Dec. 16, 2012, feeling good about itself. Eight of Johnson’s receptions gained fewer than 13 yards. There were two long catches, 24 and 30 yards, but Johnson didn’t score a touchdown.The Cardinals won 38-10 to break a nine-game losing streak.Thanks to each team’s last-place divisional finish, they meet again Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium. And “limiting” Johnson remains a primary objective."
Detroit Lions’ Corey Hilliard hoping to bounce back after struggling in pass protection
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com
"“I think I did all right,” Hilliard said. “There are some things I can improve, but my main focus is just on not messing the game up and not being the reason things went awry. Just trying to go in there and do my job.“Just trying to stay calm and know the game plan. When you’re backing up, you’re not getting the reps during the week. So just knowing what’s going on.”Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz said this week he was pleased with Hilliard’s performance, especially given the circumstances. But he didn’t grade out so well in his 66 snaps."
Arizona Cardinals gearing up to stop multidimensional weapon in Detroit Lions’ Reggie Bush
Dave Dulberg – ArizonaSports.com
"If their 34-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 was any indication of how Bush (91 rushing yards and 101 receiving yards and a touchdown) will fit in offensively, the 15 remaining teams on the Lions’ schedule better watch out.The Cardinals, the next team on that schedule, will take a stab at taming the newest Lion Sunday, and head coach Bruce Arians admitted that he’s most impressed with how the 28-year-old has gotten more physical in the trenches as his career has progressed."
Most expensive beer in NFL? Not in Detroit
Michael Rothstein – ESPN.com
"The Detroit Lions would like you to know that no, they do not have the most expensive beer per ounce in the NFL. A study done by teammarketing.com said the price of beer sold at Ford Field is $0.67 an ounce, 14 cents higher than the No. 2 team in the league, Dallas. That, however, is not true."