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Ndamukong Suh is lucky that his Lions ended up winning against the Vikings -- otherwise, his illegal block on John Sullivan might be getting more attention. The penalty nullified an interception return that would have given the Lions the lead, and while they ended up coming back and winning, it's a play that never needed to happen in the first place. Suh has been a force on the defensive line for his entire career, but his habit of racking up personal fouls has blunted his effectiveness.


Short-sighted penalties?

Suh plays his position in a very old-school manner -- aggressively, effectively, and with very little in the way of apology.

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How much of a negative effect have Ndamukong Suh's personal fouls had on the Lions?

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    38%
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    49%
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    13%

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Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel: offensive linemen, and the first two picks in the 2013 NFL draft. (In case we needed more evidence that the men up front are of paramount importance to football teams.) Now, neither finds himself on the list of top trenchmen -- yet. So until one or both make it, let's sort out the league's best. Click on the images to set your rankings!

NFL offensive linemen

Duane Brown

Duane Brown

T, Texans

Ryan Clady

Ryan Clady

T, Broncos

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

T, 49ers

Jahri Evans

Jahri Evans

G, Saints

Mike Iupati

Mike Iupati

G, 49ers

Matt Kalil

Matt Kalil

T, Vikings

Ryan Kalil

Ryan Kalil

C, Panthers

Jake Long

Jake Long

T, Rams

Nick Mangold

Nick Mangold

C, Jets

Logan Mankins

Logan Mankins

G, Patriots

Carl Nicks

Carl Nicks

G, Buccaneers

Russell Okung

Russell Okung

T, Seahawks

Maurkice Pouncey

Maurkice Pouncey

C, Steelers

Mike Pouncey

Mike Pouncey

C, Dolphins

Joe Staley

Joe Staley

T, 49ers

John Sullivan

John Sullivan

C, Vikings

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

T, Browns

Max Unger

Max Unger

C, Seahawks

Trent Williams

Trent Williams

T, Redskins

Marshal Yanda

Marshal Yanda

G, Ravens

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