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Notes: Detroit Lions bottom of the league across national power rankings

No surprise. No win. No respect.

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Detroit Lions v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

I mean, I guess it makes sense. But did *everyone* have to agree?

Power rankings are out and the Detroit Lions ranked among the lowest in the league after blowing an 18-point lead to tie the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter.

Here are five of ‘em: 27th

“Yes, a tie is better than a loss ... but this was still pretty damn bad. The Lions allowed the Cardinals to score 18 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, turning a sure win into a deeply unsatisfying push.”

Read Dan Hanzus’ piece here.

Sports Illustrated: 24th

“Embarrassing collapse in Arizona, complete with brain-cramp clock management, didn’t do much for Matt Patricia’s reputation.

Read the MMQB staff’s evaluation here.

NBC: 30th

“Should’ve dropped the Lions all the way down after that fourth-quarter chock job at Arizona. Dolphins and Giants ineptitude prevented that.”

Read it here.

ESPN: 21st

“Hockenson set a rookie record for yards from a tight end in his debut with a six-catch, 131-yard, one-touchdown effort against Arizona. While it’s usually hard for tight ends to acclimate to the NFL, this is a continuation of what Detroit saw all camp long.”

Read it here.

USA Today: 27th

“OLB Devon Kennard (league-best 3 sacks in opener) quietly becoming nice player under Matt Patricia. Too bad his effort didn’t translate to a W.”

Read Nate Davis’ piece here.

And onto your notes.

  • I liked Jeff Risdon of The Lions Wire’s list of four things he learned from the game. “How did you spend your Monday afternoon? Probably enjoying life more than I did, for I watched every play of Sunday’s Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals tie. Twice.”

  • If you’re interested in hearing the full version of what Patricia has to say about making adjustments for Week 2:

  • Science is cool!

  • Barely related to anything but made me laugh.