The post-game kerfuffle between Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz distracted everyone from the implications of Detroit’s first loss of the year.
The Lions now trail in the NFC North by a game and have a conference loss in the standings. More importantly, their dormant running game suffered another blow.
The team confirmed after the game that Jahvid Best suffered a concussion in the loss. Best also suffered a concussion in the preseason, and had a nasty one in college that forced him to miss a number of games.
The repeated nature of Best’s concussions should have the Lions proceeding cautiously. It would surprise us if Best played this week against the Falcons.