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Kerryon Johnson has been an absolute revelation for the Detroit Lions on the field this season. He broke the Lions infamous streak of games without a 100-yard rusher earlier in the year and is averaging 5.7 yards per carry.


It appears that he can do it all on a football field, but one thing he can't handle is the freezing Michigan temperature.

Well, it's a good thing the Lions play in a dome.

In Johnson's defense, it was around 30 degrees with 17 mile per hour winds today in Allen Park, where the Lions practice. Johnson is originally from Alabama and went to Auburn, so he's clearly never experienced a full on Midwestern winter before.

The Lions are going to need him to thaw out before Sunday if they want to beat the Bears in Chicago, where it will be near freezing at Soldier Field.

Unrelated to the weather, Johnson remains questionable to play on Sunday with an ankle injury.

If Johnson can't play, that means LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick become potential FLEX plays, if you desperately need a bye-week filler. The Lions better hope that Johnson can play because he's their best chance to win and salvage their season.

If his ankle is OK, the biggest issue might be keeping his whole body warm on Sunday.


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