Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 8/27/13
             From top to bottom, the entire Patriots roster had their issues in Thursday night’s blowout loss to the Lions.  One of the more noticeable units to struggle however was the offensive line.  The Patriots line had a tough go of it against a more physical Detroit front four.  The Lions shoved around the Patriots starters, dominating the point of attack and pushing the pocket on Tom Brady the entire first half.  Granted, the Detroit defensive front four is one of the more formidable in the NFL.  The Lions boast a group that features three top 15 Draft picks, two of which were inside the top five.  Needless to say, this is a unit that has the ability to disrupt any offense in the NFL, and they did just that to the Patriots Thursday night.  The troubling part for New England was the ease with which Detroit appeared to be doing so.             This isn’t the first time the Patriots offensive line has been beaten up in the trenches.  Throughout the years, New England has str
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