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Lions Announce Starting Lineup For Game Against Browns

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The Detroit Lions have announced their starting lineup for Friday night's game against the Cleveland Browns, which kicks off in an hour. Here's a look at the starters on both offense and defense:

Offense

QB Matthew Stafford
RB Kevin Smith
WR Calvin Johnson
WR Nate Burleson
TE Brandon Pettigrew
TE Tony Scheffler

LT Jeff Backus
LG Rob Sims
C Dominic Raiola
RG Stephen Peterman
RT Gosder Cherilus

Defense

DE Lawrence Jackson
DT Ndamukong Suh
DT Corey Williams
DE Willie Young
LB DeAndre Levy
LB Stephen Tulloch
LB Justin Durant
CB Chris Houston
CB Bill Bentley
SS John Wendling
FS Erik Coleman

The starting lineup for the offense contains no surprises. In all likelihood, this is what the Lions' starting lineup in Week 1 of the regular season will look like unless Jahvid Best is cleared in the near future.

On defense, there are a few regular starters out. Lawrence Jackson and Willie Young are starting because Kyle Vanden Bosch and Cliff Avril are out, and John Wendling is in the starting lineup in place of Louis Delmas. The other notable thing about the defensive starting lineup is that Bill Bentley is in fact starting in his first game in the NFL.

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