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Response to adversity speaks volumes

After getting pushed around by Lions early, Patriots show what they're made of

Updated: November 26, 2010, 2:38 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

DETROIT -- There are certain games that tell a lot about a football team. Vince Wilfork believes the New England Patriots' 45-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving was one of them.

"We fight, man. The one thing we have on this team is heart," Wilfork said in a jubilant postgame locker room. "This game was all about character, all about guts, who you really are."

This Patriots win, the ninth in an unexpected season of success, was indeed all about resolve.

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