Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
It was the Lions' best day -- running the ball, at least -- since the Barry Sanders era. And that says something for the future of the Detroit Lions. After picking up 248 rushing yards as a team in a 32-21 road win over Miami to get back to .500 on the season, the Lions appear to have a more diversified offensive attack than at any time during Matthew Stafford's career. And that can make Detroit dangerous with a critical portion of its schedule upcoming with a home game against Seattle followed by road trips to Minnesota and Chicago. That the Lions won this game convincingly in every facet is a sign the Lions might be able to stick around, at least, all season long. Oh, and that 248 yards was Detroit's best run day since 1997, when Sanders had 215 yards on his own.