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10 things for Patriots-Lions

Updated: November 25, 2010, 10:14 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

DETROIT -- Here are 10 top areas to monitor in Thursday's game between the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions at Ford Field (12:30 p.m. ET):

1. Offensive line against physical defensive line. The blockers in front of quarterback Tom Brady have been playing at a high level, and this will be one of their tougher tests. Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch is a high-energy player who is never out of a play, while rookie Ndamukong Suh (7 sacks) is a powerful presence inside. If Brady gets ...

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