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'Fireworks' For Lions' Running Game Start With O-Line

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Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is looking forward to a healthy (and unsuspended) Mikel Leshoure, as the offense will get yet another weapon. Best considers himself a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses, and by adding Leshoure to the mix, Best thinks the offense will get more opportunities since defenses will have yet another weapon to worry about.

This one-two punch for the Lions could result in an improved running game, but for Best and Leshoure to have success, the offensive line needs to open up holes for them, as starting left guard Rob Sims recently told the Free Press.

"Those guys," Sims said, "when we get them to the line and we do our job to get them to the safety, that's when you'll see the fireworks. Those are the ones where those guys will be able to break those big tackles."

One of the most memorable plays from last season was Best's 88-yard touchdown run on Monday Night Football against the Chicago Bears. Hopefully we will be seeing plenty more "fireworks" like that in 2012.

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