The Lions won’t waste any time tossing running back Mikel Leshoure into the fire. He was expected to start the game ahead of Kevin Smith, who had started the previous two games.
The only surprise on the inactive list for Sunday was defensive end Lawrence Jackson. Jackson, who played just nine snaps at San Francisco last week, has been bothered by a calf injury. But, since he practiced all week, he is considered a healthy scratch.
Tight end Tony Scheffler (knee) was also inactive. Will Heller will start in his place.
Also inactive for the Lions were quarterback Kellen Moore, safety Louis Delmas (knee), linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) and offensive tackles Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard.
Among those inactive for the Titans were former Michigan State running back Javon Ringer and starting middle linebacker Colin McCarthy. Outside linebacker Zach Brown will replace McCarthy in the lineup, moving Will Witherspoon to the middle.