CLASS OF 2006 UPDATE
Reggie Bush was the second pick in the 2006 NFL draft (behind Mario Williams), going to New Orleans. Bush, through seven seasons, has not been chosen for a Pro Bowl — and 36 players from the draft class have, as well as five who were undrafted. Running backs from the Class of 2006 who have made the Pro Bowl? DeAngelo Williams, Joseph Addai, Maurice Jones-Drew, Michael Robinson (as a fullback), Leon Washington (as a return man), Lawrence Vickers (as a fullback) and Montell Owens (as a special teamer). Bush was an All-Pro punt returner in 2008, however.
Vikings CB Chris Cook vs. Lions WR Calvin Johnson
Johnson had four catches for 37 yards, and was targeted nine times. Considering Johnson set an NFL record for receiving yardage last season, Cook gets the nod in this matchup.
PLAY OF THE GAME
The Lions led 20-17 late in the third quarter when Reggie Bush scored on a 77-yard catch-and-run. QB Matthew Stafford (9) found Bush circling on the right side. Lions OT Larry Warford (75) forced Vikings LB Chad Greenway (52) to stay outside as Bush cut to the middle and outraced Vikings CB Chris Cook (20) to the end zone for a 27-17 lead.
“I haven’t seen a five- or six-man box for quite a while. It was very pleasant looking across that line and seeing those guys worrying about Calvin Johnson.”
— Bush on the Vikings defense.