Thanksgiving 2013, the day our beloved Detroit Lions accomplished a feat which now seems unimaginable.
It’s tough to remember for many of us but on that beautiful day (fine, the high was only 28 degrees but hear me out), the Lions took the field against the hated Green Bay Packers in what turned out to be a severe butt-whooping in favor of the Motor City Kitties.
In fact, by the time all was said and done, the Lions had won the game 40-10 behind 330 yards and three touchdowns from Matthew Stafford.
But Stafford’s performance is something that seems to happen quite often these days, so let’s get to the real reason you clicked on this amazing article.
If you have been paying close attention to the Lions over the past 1,460 days, you may be shocked that they once had a 100-yard rusher in a single game. But believe me, there was once a time where a running back wearing the Honolulu blue ran wild. (Ok, that may be a stretch)
That’s right, folks. On November 28th, 2013, Reggie Bush racked up 117 yards on just 20 carries and it only took him one game to do it. Sadly, that is the last time the Lions had a single player rush for 100 or more yards in a single NFL game.
Since that cool, crisp November day in 2013, the Lions have gone 63 consecutive regular-season games without having a running back eclipse the century mark in the rushing department.
So, the next time you want to point figures at Matthew Stafford for “not showing up in big games,” just remember that he is not exactly running the show for the most balanced offense in NFL history!