Detroit Lions at Halfway Point: Position by Position Grades

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Oct 26, 2014; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick (35) carries the ball against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. The Lions defeated the Falcons 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

RUNNING BACK. B-. The Lions’ running game has been one of the greatest disappointments through the first four games of 2014 and while a lot of that falls on the offensive line, Joique Bell hasn’t been the same runner we saw last year. The good news is he had his best game of the season leading into the bye, hopefully a sign better things are ahead. Similarly, Reggie Bush hasn’t flashed the same big play potential he showed last season. The good news is that Theo Riddick has made the most of limited opportunities. Despite the limited action, Riddick stands as the Lions’ top rated running back by Pro Football Focus. Riddick has earned a bigger role and looks like a long-term replacement for Bush.. Halfway MVP. Theo Riddick