Lions react to anonymous criticism

Updated: October 10, 2012, 5:26 PM ET
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At 1-3 and last in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions are one of the NFL's biggest early-season disappointments. Now, a rival executive has called them "overrated," a label that isn't sitting well with Detroit's players.

A rival general manager told Pro Football Weekly in a story posted Monday that the Lions' talent level has been oversold and called out defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril in particular as players who are overhyped. He also said coach Jim Schwartz and general ...

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