As the Detroit Lions continue to emerge as one of the NFL’s elite teams, several players are gaining recognition for their effort in turning around one of the worst franchises in the history of the NFL.
Stars like Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh have not only become the face of the Detroit Lions, but are proving themselves to be some of the most talented football players in the league. These players are completely deserving of their praise they have been given this season, but they are not the only reason the Detroit Lions currently have the best record in the NFL.
Several other players are stepping up in critical times and making key plays. Here are three overlooked players who are quietly on their way to great seasons.