Five observations from impressive win

In convincing win over Lions, Patriots show they're versatile, tough and determined

Updated: November 26, 2010, 3:49 PM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Five observations from the Patriots' 45-24 win Thursday over the Lions at Ford Field:

1. Patriots winning games in different ways. The last three weeks have shown the many faces of the New England Patriots, as they have found different ways to beat teams.

Going back to the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, that was a defense with stout linebackers and a safety in Troy Polamalu who plays instinctively. A bunch of tough guys that want to intimidate their opponent. The Pats attacked ...

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