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The love affair with Detroit's offense and running back Reggie Bush continued Wednesday when colleague Dan Graziano released his latest MVP watch.
There was one Lion on it -- Bush.
Bush climbed into the ranking at No. 9, just ahead of Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. Not surprisingly, every player is chasing Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, who threw seven touchdown passes in the opening week of the season. It'll take some quarterbacks in the league weeks to hit that number.
Bush's ascent into the watch also hurt another Lion. Calvin Johnson, who was No. 8 last week, is not in this week's poll. But don't worry, there are still 16 weeks left in the regular season.
If Detroit plays like it did against Minnesota, though, Bush could end up being the clear Lions' MVP without much question.
And now a look at the Lions from around the Interwebs:
The SideLion Report found a story from Norway that said the Lions wanted to sign Havard "Kickalicious" Rugland to the practice squad, but the NFL would not allow it.
Our coverage from yesterday starts with a look at the fast improvement of tight end Joseph Fauria. Injured right tackle Jason Fox is hoping to return as soon as possible from his groin injury. The first edition of 2013 QB Watch. Ndamukong Suh is appealing his $100,000 fine. Running back Mikel Leshoure remains upbeat despite not playing. And a look at the offensive formations Detroit used Sunday.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press with the story of Suh being cleared of an alleged incident with a cable repairman last month. Birkett also writes that Suh's personal foul -- among others -- had the Lions running gassers Wednesday.
Justin Rogers of MLive writes that rookie cornerback Darius Slay had no issue with his benching Sunday.
Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News says that rookie right guard Larry Warford enjoyed his professional debut and his first start.