Finally, a game we can analyze without trying to justify why the outcome is important.
This game is important because it's a real game. This game could decide playoff positioning. The stats will go in the record books.
It's NFL regular season Week 1, and this is a game between two teams that want to win for more than just moral victories and good execution.
That means there are game plans and keys for each team. There are things both teams will want to execute, and things they want to take away from their opponent. Because we are back to real football, and winning is important (sorry, I'm excited, and apparently feel the need to continue reminding myself of that).
So, with the regular season underway, here are the things the Lions need to do to start the season off right.