Can Lions' offense rival NFC elite?

The addition of Reggie Bush makes Detroit's offense tough to stop

Updated: October 3, 2013, 2:43 PM ET
By Mike Sando and Matt Williamson |
ESPN Insider

Reggie BushAP Photo/Paul SancyaReggie Bush has gone around and through opposing defenses this season.

The Detroit Lions could not beat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field even when the Packers rested Aaron Rodgers in Week 17 of the 2011 season; former Packers backup Matt Flynn threw six touchdowns in Green Bay's 45-41 victory. That Lions defeat, along with another one last season, kept Detroit winless at Lambeau since 1991. Progress has been made, but for the Lions to end the streak, they'll need more than Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson on offense. They're going to need another dimension, and for the first time in the Stafford era, they have one.

Reggie Bush is just getting started in Detroit, but already the versatile running back has been a game-changer for the Lions. In their latest conversation, ESPN.com's Mike Sando and Matt Williamson explain why Bush's addition marks a critical step in the Lions' quest to join Green Bay and New Orleans among the NFC's offensive elite.

Detroit plays at Green Bay on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.


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