New NFL coaches had a historically bad Week 1

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New NFL coaches had a historically bad Week 1
New NFL coaches had a historically bad Week 1

Monday was a bad night for first-year NFL head coaches, with Matt Patricia's Detroit Lions falling all over themselves in a 48-17 debacle against the New York Jets and Jon Gruden not faring much better in his return to the Oakland Raiders' sideline, thanks to a 33-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Really, it was a bad weekend all around for the newcomers: Seven coaches made their debuts with their new teams, and not a single one of them won. It's been a while since that happened. "Teams with new head coaches went 0-7 in Week 1, the worst record by a group of new head coaches in NFL history," the NFL's media research department tweeted Tuesday. "The previous worst was 0-6 in 2001." It's also the

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