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Cliff Avril, defensive end: It’s hard to go a minute without hearing about the Lions’ now-vaunted defensive line.


Today, we’ll take a look at WR Deion Branch’s second touchdown reception against the Detroit Lions in Week 12 on Thanksgiving. It was supposed to be a slam dunk game for the Patriots, and while the score ended up being lopsided, the Lions put up a fight and kept it close for a good portion of the game. You can also see in this play one of the adjustments the Patriots had to make to slow down Ndamukong Suh.



Nate Burleson, who left school a year early to go to the NFL, wasn’t sure he needed a degree after making millions in the NFL. His father’s example has made him reconsider. He now plans to someday go back to Nevada and get it done.


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