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Inhabitants of the NFL give their biggest takeaways from week 1, including Aaron Rodgers' roller coaster one night and another dominant day for Tom Brady.
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It is hard to know where to start, so let's start with this: The Detroit Lions are terrible.

That is it.

There is nothing else to say. Of course we can look up scores in the history books and find another season opener that was worse than Monday night in Ford Field.

But why?

If all you have to do is ask your father or your grandfather, and he will tell you the same sad story:

The lions give you hope, then the lions lose 30 against a rookie quarterback.

And even if you've never heard it before, you've heard a lot of it.

Once again …

The Lions have just revealed a new coach (Matt Patricia) and a so-called franchise quarterback with a huge contract (Matthew Stafford) and promising running people and a healthy attack line and … stop it.

Nothing matters.