The Detroit Lions enter Week 9 riding a wave of newfound optimism. They've won two out of their last three games, and against Seattle, their offense finally showed signs of life. They're not out of the woods yet, though. The Lions will need better performances from a number of players if they hope to make this season a successful one.
Against Seattle, the Lions had a number of players step up, particularly on offense.
Titus Young and Ryan Broyles had the best games of their young careers, and Joique Bell carried the load most of the second half. He converted three first downs, including one on the final drive that set up the winning score.
With that said, not everyone on the Lions team can feel good about their performance against Seattle—or any other game this season.
There are certain players who have underperformed all year, and the Lions need them to improve if the playoffs are a realistic goal.
Here are seven Lions who need to step up the rest of the way.