The Lions already knew what receiver
They had a pretty good idea what free agent running back
At the midway point of the season, the Lions can feel pretty confident they have one of the best receiver/running back tandems in the NFL.
Johnson has 821 yards through the team’s first eight games and Bush has accumulated 853 total yards (518 rushing; 335 receiving).
According to Stats, LLC., the last team to feature a receiver with 800 yards and a running back with 800 total yards through the first eight games of the season (the midway point) was the Vikings in 2003 with receiver Randy Moss (878) and running back Moe Williams (801 total yards).
Coincidentally, current Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan held the same title with that Vikings team.
Since (at least) 1978, teams with an 800-yard receiver and running back with 800 total yards through eight games has occurred just seven times.
Johnson is on track for 1,642 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns this year.
Bush is on pace for 1,036 rushing yards, 670 receiving yards and eight total touchdowns.
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