Detroit Lions have a dangerous defensive line

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FOXBOROUGH — For the past couple of seasons, the Lions have had one of the NFL’s better defensive lines.

Ndamukong Suh, one of the most disruptive interior players in the game, and youngster Nick Fairley anchor a line that has added dynamic rookie Ziggy Ansah, the first-round pick who started playing football on a whim at Brigham Young when track didn’t work out.

The group will pose a good test for the Patriots offensive line Thursday night, in what traditionally is the final tune-up for potential starters and the exhibition game in which they play the most snaps.

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