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.
The Lions are 25th in rushing yards on the year. Maurice Morris is next up on the depth chart. The team also has Keiland Williams and Jerome Harrison on the roster.