Will Detroit return to the playoffs in 2014?

Detroit Lions fans continue to wait for the team to take the next step under Matthew Stafford, who amazingly is already entering his sixth NFL season in 2014. After finishing 7-9 in 2013, last season can only be viewed as a massive disappointment for a team with as much talent on offense as just about any team in the league.

So what are the biggest keys to the Lions getting back to the playoffs after missing out each of the last two seasons? In a Sports Nation chat on Tuesday, NFL Nation's Michael Rothstein pointed out two of them.