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Falcons 34, Lions 21: Good, Bad and Ugly

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Considering just how poorly they performed in the season opener at Atlanta, the Lions probably are deserving of a "Very Ugly" category -- still, we provide the good, the bad, and the ugly (in reverse order, however, as it's only fitting) in Sunday's deflating 34-21 loss to the Falcons.

The Ugly What to choose? You could play musical chairs with so many atrocious parts of Sunday's game that you would still get the same melody, and the same result: the Detroit Lions aren't anywhere near ready to compete on a professional level in the 2008 regular season. If first looks are what we're judging on, anyway. Atlanta walked into the game not necessarily a laughing stock, but...

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