Detroit Lions stock watch: Wide receivers play well, and struggle, at the same time

 When running backs coach Duce Staley told Swift this summer he could be the best running back in the NFL, Sunday's performance was what he had in mind.

 Swift ran for 144 yards on 15 carries, scored one touchdown and had another 31 yards receiving. 

He is a big-play threat every time he touches the ball, which probably wasn't enough Sunday. And if he can stay healthy, he could be in for a monster year.

Swift had a lot of help in his big day, from the Lions offensive line and from the team's other skill players with their blocking

 One of the stars of "Hard Knocks," Rodriguez was every bit as good in the regular season as he was in training camp.

The rookie sixth-round pick out of Oklahoma State started and played most of the game as the second linebacker alongside Alex Anzalone (who had his own strong day).

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