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Sunday was a breakthrough performance; not just for Kerryon Johnson Youth Marvin Jones Jr Jersey , but the entire Detroit Lions running game. We haven’t seen that kind of rushing attack for quite some time. There are so many ways to quantify how impressive the Lions’ 248-yard performance was against the Dolphins, but instead of pointing out just one or two Justin Tucker-esque eye-opening statistics, let’s dump a whole bunch of them in one spot and revel in the awesomeness of having established a running game.Team statsThe Lions’ 248 rushing yards on Sunday was the the third-best rushing performance (by yards) of any team in the NFL. Of the four teams that have rushed for over 240 yards in a game, the Lions’ 7.1 yards per carry was second best.But the real eye-popping stats come when comparing Sunday’s performance to the franchise’s history:That’s right: The Lions’ rushing performance was the best we’ve seen in nearly 30 years. It was a performance we only saw once during the Barry Sanders era. Sunday was very, very, very special. Even by a pure yardage standpoint, the Lions put up their best effort in 20 years. Their 248 rushing yards was the best team performance since November 23, 1997. Kerryon JohnsonThe man at the forefront of the day also had a pretty special performance. Obviously, he established a number of career highs with 19 rushing attempts, 158 yards and 8.3 yards per carry. However, he set some pretty impressive franchise marks, too. His 77-yard run was the longest this team has seen since... you guessed it: Jahvid Best’s memorable 88-yard touchdown run against the Bears in 2011. It was also the second-longest of any run in the NFL this season. Season statsAll offseason, Lions fans were saying they’d be ecstatic if Detroit could just get an average running game. Well, I’m sorry to say the Lions do not have an average running game, they have a very good one.Overall Womens Taylor Decker Jersey , the Lions currently rank 11th in rushing yards, which is just okay. However, when it comes to efficiency stats, they are near the top of the league. Only four teams are better than their 4.9 yards per carry: The Panthers, the Broncos, the 49ers and the Cowboys. As for Mr. Johnson, he’s now eighth in rushing yards (444, having played fewer games than many of the players above him). There is only a single running back averaging more yards per carry than Kerryon right now. Johnson is at 6.4 yards per carry, while 49ers running back Matt Breida is averaging 6.5. He’s also doing pretty damn well when it comes to advanced statistics. Coming into Week 7, he was already first in Football Outsiders’ DVOA (they update on Tuesdays). And after Sunday’s performance, he’s a top five running back per Pro Football Focus:Welcome to the Offensive Rookie of the Year race, Kerryon.LISTEN: Best radio calls from Detroit Lions’ Week 3 win over Patriots Man, we’ve missed the glorious voice of Detroit Lions radio play-by-play announcer Dan Miller. For the first two weeks of the season, the Lions have given Miller little to work with. Lowly efforts against the Jets and 49ers left the Lions radio announcer, along with the rest of Lions fans , despondent and unenthusiastic. But Sunday night’s dominant win over the Patriots injected adrenaline into the heart of Detroit like they were in a Tarantino movie. As a result, our radio calls series is back, and we get to listen to some sweet, sweet “TOUCHDOWN DETROIT LIONS” calls from Miller. For those that haven’t been listening to the radio, this will also be your first chance to catch Lomas Brown in the booth as the team’s official color commentator from now on. Let’s get to it.Play 1: Kenny Golladay puts the Lions up 10-0Early in the game, it was hard to tell what exactly was going on. The Lions jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but Detroit got an early lead in both of the previous two games. We had no idea what was to come, but when Kenny Golladay scored, you could feel something special may be brewing. Take it away, Dan:(If you don’t see the audio above, click here)Play 2: Matthew Stafford connects with Marvin Jones Jr. for 33-yard bombBy far the most beautiful play of the night, Detroit stopped New England’s third-quarter momentum with this perfectly laid ball from Matthew Stafford. At this point in the game, the crowds was bumping, Miller was feeling it, and Lomas Brown was getting noticeably amped. This radio duo could be bringing some fire this year. Check it out:(If you don’t see the audio above , click here)Play 3: Big Play SlayA good football fan knows to never count out Touchdown Tom, but when Darius Slay grabbed this poorly thrown ball, the game was pretty much over. The Lions were about to do something no one who watched this team through two weeks reasonably expected. “The damage is done, that’s a BIG TIME pick from Darius Slay.”(If you can’t see the audio above, click here)Play 4: Kerryon Johnson hits the century markA 10-yard run on third-and-15 will typically elicit boos from the home crowd, but on Sunday night, it drew a standing ovation from Ford Field. With a relatively meaningless 10 yards, Kerryon Johnson pushed his rushing total to 101 on the day, making him the greatest Lions running back of all time the first to hit 100 yards since the 2013 season. Because the run didn’t mean much in terms of the outcome of the game, Miller is a bit subdued in his call, but the background noise of the crowd roaring as they realized what just happened is enough to elicit chills. (If you can’t see the audio above, click here.)

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