The truth is, Megatron hasn't been nearly as effective in recent weeks as he was the first four-five weeks of the season. He started out the first four games with two touchdowns per, but since then has only gotten about three more if you take into consideration what he was averaging. Chris Harris was still injured and just didn't get back on coverage quick enough. On top of that, our defensive line is making strides on stuffing the run. We held the Eagles to almost 60 or 70 yards below their season average in rushing yards. Detroit right now has no running game. The Lions are going to be rendered to the point of being a one-dimensional team offensively. You may well have seen the last major push thwarted by the 49ers and the Falcons. They've been exposed, and it's time for us to crack them open like a pinata.
Considering what he was doing yeah but that's still 3 tds in 4 games and even that would work out to 12 on the season. Still very dangerous and as it stands he already has 11 and I'd just as soon he not get his 12th against us, LOL.
It would be a mistake to call them one-dimensional though Dags. Best maybe out but Morris isn't a bad back to have a his sub. If it's a close game they may miss Jason Hanson more then they'll miss Best.
If we play the game we did against Philly (without the turnovers) we should win.
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Maurice Morris is an okay back, but he's nothing special. Of the 128 rushing yards to date that he has accrued, 31 of them came on one run. He has rushed the ball 31 times total this year and had decent games against Denver and even Atlanta with limited carries. But, you have to look at it this way too: he's getting ready to go up against the best defensive line he will have seen all year. I fully expect the Bears to keep him from outflanking the defense.
What is interesting to me is that Morris has only seen limited action in the three games in which he's played the most since the concussion sustained by Jahvid Best. His stat line is such a small sample that I cannot really make an accurate judgment as to the validity of this guy's rushing capabilities. He may well be in the position of the running backs after Earnest Graham during the Tampa Bay game in that he's the last line of offense for the running back position.
My prediction is this: Bears 31, Lions 14. I give the Lions two touchdowns because Megatron is bound to catch at least one against us, maybe even two. I don't think we will see any big running plays out of the Lions.