Week 1 in the NFL usually features its share of surprises, and this season is no exception. From the Minnesota Vikings winning without an offensive touchdown to the New England Patriots winning without their two best players, there's no shortage to sort through. Here's a look at which ones I'm buying and which ones I'm leaving on the shelf for now.
Surprises I'm buying
The Lions without Calvin Johnson: The Lions finished their 39-35 victory at Indianapolis with 213 yards after the catch, their most since Week 8 of the 2013 season. Matthew Stafford used a short passing game to complete 31 of 39 passes for 340 yards and three scores. He now has 22 TDs with two picks in nine games with Jim Bob Cooter as his offensive coordinator.
The Patriots' competence without Tom Brady: