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Lions defensive line a tough test for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH — For the past couple of seasons, the Lions have had one of the NFL’s better defensive lines.

Ndamukong Suh, one of the most disruptive interior players in the game, and youngster Nick Fairley anchor a line that has added dynamic rookie Ziggy Ansah, the first-round pick who started playing football on a whim at Brigham Young when track didn’t work out.

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