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Defensive starters for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive starters for the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game:

DE: Rob Ninkovich

DT: Vince Wilfork

DT: Kyle Love

DE: Justin Francis

LB: Dont'a Hightower

LB: Brandon Spikes

LB: Jerod Mayo

CB: Aqib Talib

CB: Alfonzo Dennard

S: Steve Gregory

S: Devin McCourty