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Sunday open thread: Which Lions RB will get the most touches in Week 1?

Will it be the rookie, the new signee or the third-year vet?

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2020 has been an incredibly weird year, but as we deal with this hogwash, football is finally back. We made it, everyone. The Lions have a chance to prove their worth in a showdown with their division rival Week 1, and it’s going to be awesome (hopefully).

The Lions’ rushing attack last year was atrocious. Football Outsiders had them ranked 27th in rushing offense and it was no surprise that the front office went and tried to plug some holes at running back and along the offensive line in the offseason.

After drafting D’Andre Swift in the second round and signing Adrian Peterson just a week ago, the Lions are pretty serious about their commitment to establish the running game, whether you agree with that philosophy or not. The question, however, is who will be the one getting the most touches in the backfield? It’s a pretty loaded position group as it stands.

Today’s Question of the Day is:

Which Lions running back will get the most touches against the Bears?

My answer: I don’t think anyone really expected Swift to recover as quickly as he has from his nagging hip injury that sidelined him throughout most of training camp. After not receiving a designation on the injury report, I think the Lions will use Swift early and often in the passing game and sporadically as a runner.

So if I had to guess, I think Adrian Peterson will get the most rushing attempts with Kerryon Johnson not far behind, but Swift will also get a few carries and get a lot of action in the passing game. This could be a three-way tie, honestly, but I’d have Swift coming out on top with the most touches against the Bears.

Your turn.


Which RB will receive the most touches against the Bears in Week 1?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    De’Andre Swift
    (57 votes)
  • 28%
    Adrian Peterson
    (93 votes)
  • 51%
    Kerryon Johnson
    (168 votes)
  • 2%
    (7 votes)
325 votes total Vote Now