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Cliff Avril: Lack of interceptions on Detroit Lions defensive line

ALLEN PARK — So the Detroit Lions are one of only two NFL teams to go through the first four games without making an interception.

Not exactly a sterling statistic.

The other team is the Oakland Raiders (1-3).

 If you’re thinking it’s all on the Lions’ secondary, think again.

 “Most of it, 95 percent of it, is on us,’’ Lions defensive end Cliff Avril said. “Honestly that’s our job is to affect the game, affect how quarterbacks are throwing the balls and to make them float them up to the DBs or whatnot. We take that to heart and definitely want to improve on that.’’

 The defensive line, which should be a strength of the team, has not been getting enough pressure on quarterbacks in the first four games. It’s one reason the Lions are 1-3.

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