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Notes: Jahmyr Gibbs leads NFL in broken tackles on run plays—watch them all here

Despite only carrying the ball seven times, Detroit Lions rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs leads the NFL in broken tackles on run plays.

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Detroit Lions rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs carried the ball just seven times in his NFL debut against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, he made quite an impact in those seven rushes. According to PFF, Gibbs forced six missed tackles on those seven plays. If that ratio didn’t already seem impressive enough, those six missed tackles actually led the entire NFL in Week 1 for rushing plays.

Gibbs only played a total of 19 snaps in his debut, rushing for 42 yards on his seven carries and adding another 18 yards via two catches. But after the debut he put up, Lions coach Dan Campbell said Gibbs’ workload will increase going forward.

“Gibbs, he’s pretty electric, and he’s only going to get better,” Campbell said. “And he’s going to get a bigger piece of pie as we move forward.”

Where Gibbs’ ceiling is we’ll find out soon enough. But for now, enjoy all nine touches from his game last Thursday:

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