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Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar and Chris Burke discuss the anxiety level for AFC teams that are currently 0-2
Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar and Chris Burke discuss the anxiety level for NFC teams that are currently 0-2
It's Still Early
History shows that 0-2 teams advance to the playoffs more often than people might think. Since the current playoff format was instituted in 1990, 23 teams started 0-2 and still qualified for the postseason.
Last season, the Carolina Panthers started the season 0-2 and went on to win the NFC South after finishing 12-4, becoming the first team since the 2003 Philadelphia Eagles to earn a first-round bye after an 0-2 start.
The 1993 Dallas Cowboys started 0-2 before winning Super Bowl XXVIII. The 0-2 New England Patriots of 1996 played in Super Bowl XXXI, and in 2001, the 0-2 Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI. The 2007 New York Giants started 0-2 before winning Super Bowl XLII.
0-2 or worse NFL teams since 1990 to qualify for the playoffs:
|1990||Houston Oilers||0-2||Wild Card Playoffs|
|1990||Philadelphia Eagles||0-2||Wild Card Playoffs|
|1990||New Orleans Saints||0-2||Wild Card Playoffs|
|1991||Atlanta Falcons||0-2||Wild Card Playoffs|
|1992||San Diego Chargers||0-4||Divisional Playoffs|
|1993||Pittsburgh Steelers||0-2||Wild Card Playoffs|
|1993||Dallas Cowboys||0-2||Won Super Bowl XXVIII|
|1994||New England Patriots||0-2||Wild Card Playoffs|
|1995||Detroit Lions||0-3||Wild Card Playoffs|
|1996||New England Patriots||0-2||Lost Super Bowl XXXI|
|1998||Arizona Cardinals||0-2||Divisional Playoffs|
|1998||Buffalo Bills||0-3||Wild Card Playoffs|
|1998||New York Jets||0-2||Championship Game|
|2001||New England Patriots||0-2||Won Super Bowl XXXVI|
|2002||Atlanta Falcons||0-2||Divisional Playoffs|
|2002||Pittsburgh Steelers||0-2||Divisional Playoffs|
|2003||Philadelphia Eagles||0-2||Championship Game|
|2006||Kansas City Chiefs||0-2||Wild Card Playoffs|
|2007||New York Giants||0-2||Won Super Bowl XLII|
|2008||Miami Dolphins||0-2||Wild Card Playoffs|
|2008||Minnesota Vikings||0-2||Wild Card Playoffs|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||0-2||Divisional Playoffs|
|2013||Carolina Panthers||0-2||Divisional Playoffs|
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