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5 Things to Watch Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets on Monday night

5 Things to Watch Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets on Monday night

Sam Darnold of USC gestures after being picked #3 overall by the New York Jets during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. It was the most lopsided loss for Detroit in an opener since a 45-0 shellacking at Washington in 1991. He shouts to get his point across at times, including once when he didn't like the pace in which players were moving from one field to another. It starts and ends with me.

The Detroit Lions begin playing the games that count when the team takes on the New York Jets in the NFL's Monday Night Football showcase.

In addition to their in-game dominance, the Jets clearly won the battle of pre-game preparation as well. Darnold dropping downfield dimes stunned rookie coach Matt Patricia and the Lions' defense. Stafford has been forced to carry Detroit on his back for far too long, but this year, finally, the team appears to have an able stable of backs.

"So, obviously we didn't play very well tonight", Patricia said after the game.

"We were calling out their plays as he was getting up to the line", linebacker Darron Lee said. "At the same time, I'm confident in myself that I can go out there every day and do that". It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that's some really poor defense.

But if there is anything Patricia has learned from Bill Belichick, it's that an National Football League head coach has to move on quickly.

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When the Lions hired general manager Bob Quinn two-plus years ago, the former Patriots executive chose to keep Caldwell in 2016 and gave him a contract extension the next year.

The Detroit offense was even worse. It seemed to be a odd play design that was entirely reliant on the Lions defensive backs falling for the misdirection. His cool and calm ways were respected and they appreciated that he cared about them off the field. Between LeGarrette Blount, rookie Kerryon Johnson and receiving threat Theo Riddick, there's enough juice for the Lions offense to fire on all cylinders, even if the preseason was ineffective. "He gave us the rules and he came in with energy".

When it was over, the Lions had been exposed to the tune of 48-17, including a 31-point third quarter that saw the Jets score an offensive, defensive and special teams touchdown in the span of 156 seconds.

Is there pressure on coach Todd Bowles to win right away?

"They're always very smart", Bowles said.

The Lions have worked and planned all offseason to be stronger and tougher, and they were neither against the Jets. "He's handled us quite a few times, so we have our work cut out for us".

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