5 reasons why the Detroit Lions could win it all in 2015

[tps_title]5 – The Lions WILL have a running game[/tps_title]

This is not a joke, I promise.

In 2014, the Detroit Lions had one of the worst rushing attacks in the entire NFL. Much of the blame for this should be put on the shoulders of the offensive line. Joique Bell did his best to run the ball, but more often than not, the holes were just not there for him to run through.

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew was on a mission to improve the running game via the NFL draft and he did just that. After trading down in the first round, the Lions selected Laken Tomlinson, a massive guard out of Duke who is known for both his run blocking and pass blocking.

In the second round, the Lions drafted running back Ameer Abdullah out of Nebraska. Abdullah was clearly brought in to replace Reggie Bush, and he should challenge Bell for carries right off the bat, especially if he can learn to secure the football.

In 2o14, the Lions finished 28th in the league with 88.9 rushing yards per game. To put things in perspective, the Seattle Seahawks led the league with 172.6 rushing yards per game.

Mark my words, the Detroit Lions will average over 115 rushing yards per game in 2015. This will be enough to put them in the top half of the league, but more importantly, it will keep defenses honest.

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