Five Detroit Lions Who’ve Turned Heads During The First Half Of The Season

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Oct 26, 2014; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick (35) celebrates with receiver Corey Fuller (10) and tackle Cornelius Lucas (77) after scoring on a five-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. The Lions defeated the Falcons 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions are 6-2 and in first place as they head into their bye week. This comes despite a bevy of injuries the team has faced down, and several games in which the team has rallied in the fourth quarter despite seeming destined to lose at other points of the game.

Along the way, that means there have been several players, perhaps unexpectedly, that have had to step up and open plenty of eyes.  Who are some of these contributors and what have their unique contributions been? Here are five to remember before the second half begins.