7 Detroit Lions Facing Most Pressure in 2nd Half of Season

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7 Detroit Lions Facing Most Pressure in 2nd Half of Season
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For the second time in the last five years, the Detroit Lions are 6-2 at the halfway point of the season.

For the first time in more than a decade, the Lions are winning and the fans aren't scratching their heads, confused as to how.

The Lions head into their bye week with an undefeated record on the road and a 2-2 record at home that is somehow considered disappointing. 

And yet, there are mixed opinions of these Lions, not only around the league, but within Detroit. The stretch this team has to end the season is absolutely brutal, if only because there is no other team that has to play the Green Bay Packers twice in its last six games.

Even the two games that were supposed to be the easier wins—Minnesota and Carolina— are looking tougher, with Christian Ponder playing strong and Cam Newton giving teams all they can handle.

In other words, if the Lions are going to keep playing in January, they need to play even better than they have in the first half. And that hinges on getting production from some key guys, and they know it.

So who is under the most pressure to keep this roll going in the second half?

The first one is easy.

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