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Thursday open thread: How many rushing yards will D’Andre Swift have vs. Panthers?

Is 100 yards in the cards?

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D’Andre Swift already had his coming out party this season after his Week 6 performance against Jacksonville. Against the Jaguars he had 116 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.

And even though he didn’t hit the 100-yard mark on the ground last week against Washington, he still made the most of his starting debut—setting career highs in rushing attempts, receptions, and receiving yards.

That brings us to today’s question of the day:

How many rushing yards will D’Andre Swift have on Sunday?

My answer: 100+

I can’t nail down exact amount, but I think the Lions will ride Swift again on Sunday. Especially with Matthew Stafford nursing a thumb injury.

If there’s on spot where the Carolina Panthers have struggle the most this season, it might be in run defense. A week after limiting the Chiefs’ run game to just 36 yards, the Panthers gave up 210 yards to the Buccaneers—a bulk of which came on a 98-yard touchdown run from Ronald Jones.

The Panthers have given up the sixth most rush yards (1245) and the fifth most yards per carry (4.8).

And that opens up a big opportunity for Swift to have a big game.

Your turn.

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