Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions: By the numbers

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Detroit Lions Key Statistic: 45

Sep 27, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

See that number above the photo?

Yeah. That’s how many rushing the Detroit Lions average per game.

It’s dreadful, pitiful, and (insert derogatory adjective here)

To beat the Seahawks, teams have to have a well-balanced offense. Both the St. Louis Rams and the Green Bay Packers were able to do this in the first two games of the season.

The Lions haven’t looked particularly great throwing or running the football, so something will have to improve. If anything, rushing for more yards would keep the Seahawk defense on the field for a little longer…

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