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3 NFL Teams Who Are In Trouble To Start The Season

detailed view of the NFL logo on the pitch during the NFL match between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 13, 2019 in London, England.
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Every NFL team starts the season with aspirations of making the playoffs or making a Super Bowl run.

But, when you start the year 0-2, those aspirations become much harder to achieve.

Some teams that have gotten off to terrible starts were expected to be playoff contenders.

But, teams that start the year 0-2 have around a 12% chance of making the playoffs.

Here are three teams that are already in trouble to start the season.

 

Las Vegas Raiders

Despite adding Davante Adams to their offense and bringing on a new head coach, Josh McDaniels, the Las Vegas Raiders are in trouble.

After losing to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1, the Raiders blew a 20-0 halftime lead in an overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.

Now, where do the Raiders go from here?

They play in the toughest division in football where they still have two games against the Chiefs and Broncos on the mend.

Making it very hard to make up for the two early losses unless they start playing much better.

Blowing a sizeable lead at home is hard to overcome.

So many things went wrong for the Raiders in the second half for them to lose that game.

Including fumbling the ball in overtime once they were already in field goal range to win the game.

The Raiders are not doing the little things well and that is why they are losing.

McDaniels and the Raiders must turn it around or they could be in for a long season.

 

Cincinnati Bengals

After losing the Super Bowl last season, the Bengals seem to be in a “Super Bowl hangover” to start the year.

They fell to 0-2 on Sunday after losing to the Dak Prescott-less Cowboys 20-17.

The Bengals have serious issues on their offensive line.

In two weeks quarterback, Joe Burrow has been sacked 13 times.

Burrow is seemingly hurried or hit on almost every drop back and the Bengals are having a difficult time running their offense.

They like to use an empty formation where all the receivers are spread out and Burrow is alone in the backfield.

But, they can not even execute that because teams are rushing more players than their offensive line can block.

The weapons are still in place for this offense with Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Joe Mixon all having an impact.

But, this offensive line will get dominated by any formidable defensive front.

There have only been 17 teams to not make the playoffs the year after losing the Super Bowl, will the Bengals make it 18?

 

Tennessee Titans

The Titans were the number one seed in the AFC last year.

Now they are in danger of missing the playoffs this season.

After losing on Monday Night to the Bills, the Titans have fallen to 0-2 for the first time since 2012.

Luckily for the Titans, they play in a bad division.

The Colts were the other team expected to compete with the Titans and they do not have a win.

But, Tennessee has looked far from good in their first two games.

Including one of the worst losses of the season, at home to the Giants in Week 1.

In Weeks 3-4 they play a desperate Raiders team and then the Colts.

Those are both must-wins or the Titans will be looking at a steep hill to climb all season long.

Ryan Tannehill may be on the hot seat if the offense does not turn it around.

With rookie, Malik Willis, waiting in the shadows for his turn to lead this team.




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