Joique Bell rushed for 25 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and added two catches and 57 yards through the air in Thursday's win over the Eagles.
Thursday's game featured Bell's first score since Week 3 and his 82 total yards were 26 more than any previous game this season. The stats don't necessarily show an accurate picture, however. Bell's touchdown and 56 of his total yards came after halftime, with the Detroit Lions up by multiple scores. He managed only three touches in the first half when the game was not yet in hand. Those who used their soothsaying skills to put Bell in their lineup on Thursday can count themselves lucky, but there is little reason for others to climb aboard. Rookie Ameer Abdullah more than doubled Bell's touches and, as the season continues, Bell will continue to have to compete with Theo Riddick for time behind Abdullah.
Joique Bell ran for 22 yards on six carries in Sunday's win over the Raiders. He was targeted once and delivered a 18-yard reception.
One week after tallying a season-high 14 carries in the Detroit Lions ' Week 10 win over Green Bay, Bell snapped back to reality with six carries - his average coming into Week 10. The Lions are owners of the league's worst rushing offense and Bell, despite entering the year as the team's starter, has not provided many answers. Bell has led the Lions in carries in three of the seven games in which he has played, with rookie Ameer Abdullah leading the team in carries six times in 10 games. The safe money is on that trend continuing, with the rookie getting the bulk of the carries with Bell and Theo Riddick filling in behind.
Joique Bell (shoulder) is active Sunday against the Raiders.
Bell was limited in practice Wednesday but was a full participant Thursday and Friday. He continues to lead the backfield, though the touches are split with Ameer Adbullah and Theo Riddick, the latter of which gets the most looks on passing downs.
Joique Bell (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Bell followed Wednesday's limited showing with full practices Thursday and Friday. The Detroit Lions have talked about getting Ameer Abdullah more involved, but with the team still bothered by the rookie's fumbling issues, Bell is expected to lead the backfield in Sunday's game. Theo Riddick will handle the passing-down role, which has actually been more lucrative than the early-down role this season.
Joique Bell (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, the Detroit Lions ' official site reports.
After a limited appearance Wednesday, Bell's unhindered practice Thursday paves the way for the RB to head the Lions' backfield yet again, despite has paltry 2.6 YPC on the season. Aiding his cause has been Ameer Abdullah's fumbling issues, as the rookie has dropped the rock three times, including one lost, to date.
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