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|Following their win against the Bears, the Lions take a seat in the examination room.|
We all know the Lions have a powerful starting defensive line, but their depth has caught me by surprise and is perhaps equally as impressive. Nine players rotated among the four spots, including rookie Nick Fairley, and most everyone produced. Defensive ends Cliff Avril, Lawrence Jackson and Willie Young each posted a sack. Avril lost a couple more via penalty. Fairley had a quarterback hit. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh made a big fourth-down stop in the first quarter. Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch induced at least one false start penalty with some veteran (and legal) pre-snap movement. The Lions have built an athletic and aggressive defensive line group that matches up favorably with anyone in the NFL.