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Steelers vs. Lions Week 8: Five impact players to watch vs. Detroit

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On Sunday, the Steelers roll into the same venue where they won Super Bowl XL and captured their fifth of six NFL titles in 2006. Watch these five guys for sudden impact.

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The Steelers take on Detroit Sunday evening and they’re looking to extend their winning streak to three games. Will they close out the first half of the season at 6-2? Here are the guys that could play a big role in making that happen.

Justin Hunter

The big man from Tennessee hasn't had too much of a chance to shine yet with his new team. But with Martavis Bryant out, Hunter will need to stretch the defense.

Le'Veon Bell

Bell is hitting his stride and carrying his fair share if the load. Actually, Bell historically plays better on the road. He’s ranked second in the league to Kareem Hunt in yardage.

Xavier Grimble

With Vance McDonald ailing, the X-Man from USC could be an X-Factor.

Vince Williams

No. 98 was all over the field last week. Detroit has a good running game in the form of Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, but Vini-Vidi-Vici has shown an affinity for getting to the passer as well.

Mike Mitchell

He hasn't been forced to carry the load as much this year with Sean Davis and the corners thriving. His bone-rattling hits can be a plus. But he's gotta keep them clean.