6 Worst NFL teams from Week 1 of the 2019 season

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Now that all of the games have been played, which teams were the worst of the worst from the opening week of the 2019 NFL season?

We are now officially one game into the 2019 NFL season. This is the fun time of the year in which many people take the results from Week 1 and deliver outrageous overreactions. However, previous seasons have proven that a team’s performance in their first game of the year isn’t necessarily a good indication of how they’ll play in their remaining 15 matchups.

Just look at the Chicago Bears in 2018. The Bears kicked off last season with a loss to the Green Bay Packers and then they proceeded to only lose three more games on the rest of their schedule.

At the same time, there are instances when it’s pretty easy to tell which teams are likely going to be in for a long and disappointing season based on how they perform in Week 1.

So with all of the games from this week now in the books, who are the six NFL teams that performed the worst in their specific matchup?

6. Detroit Lions

Week 1 Result: 27-27 tie with the Arizona Cardinals

If this list only looked at the first three quarters of a game, then the Lions wouldn’t be included. But it doesn’t, so here we are.

Early in the fourth quarter of their Week 1 matchup against the Cardinals, Detroit was sitting with a nice 24-6 lead and there was no reason to think that they weren’t going to walk out of the building with a win.

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But hey, this is the Lions we’re talking about and nothing has ever been a guarantee for this team during the history of their existence. So naturally, the Lions blew an 18-point lead and Arizona was able to tie the game to send it into overtime.

The two teams traded field goals in overtime and ended up in an underwhelming tie after the 10-minute extra period. Just when Detroit thought their team was finally turning the corner, their reliable, never-ending curse struck again and they’re probably heading into another season of disappointment.