Against the Lions, he could be used in a variety of ways to cover the Lions’ many receiving threats. He’ll likely be matched-up against receiver Kris Durham, who is coming off an eight-catch for 83 yards performance vs the Cleveland Browns.
The Bengals could also match Newman up with tight end Joseph Fauria, as the rookie sensation is leading all rookies with five touchdowns.
Or, he could be put in charge of keeping running back Reggie Bush in-check. Only a running back in name, Bush is arguably the Lions’ second-best receiver right now only to Calvin Johnson, and the Bengals will need to keep a defensive back on him at all times, as their linebackers simply aren’t able to keep up with Bush.