Reggie Bush Has Re-Ignited Career With Detroit Lions

By Ryan Wenzell
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Reggie Bush had a miraculous game on Thanksgiving. His 182 combined total yards both rushing and receiving were actually more than the Green Bay Packers collectively had as a team.

That gives you a glimpse of just how badly the Detroit Lions walloped the Packers. Bush has been a great story for the Lions. He is already near 1,000 yards rushing as he has become the feature back for Detroit and is averaging an impressive 4.7 yards a carry. He is also near 500 yards receiving on the year as he is already well over 1,000 yards from scrimmage.

It has been a re-resurgence for the extremely talented Bush. He always had the natural talent to be a star. If you remember coming out of college he was one of the most decorated running backs ever. For whatever reason he was never able to put it all together and became a journeyman. Due to injury and inconsistency he bounced from team to team.

It looks like he has finally found a home in Detroit. The turf field almost plays like a fast track for Bush, who was a former high school star in track and field. His speed and elusiveness are deadly at Ford Field.

It is a great story for both Bush himself and the team. It has been a while, maybe since the great Barry Sanders that the Lions have had a legitimate threat at the running back position. Bush right now is giving them that as he has been electric in the open field.

With Calvin Johnson out wide and Bush in the backfield this is a scary offense, especially at home on the turf with all their speed and athleticism. The Lions are a tough matchup for sure for any team in the NFC.

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