Says NFL guru John Clayton in the Washington Post:
Since 2007, only 10 of 100 teams that started 0-2 went on to make the playoffs, and none of these five appear to be in great shape to defy those odds.
We’ll start with the Broncos, who are in the worst shape of all of them after quarterback Drew Lock suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh that will keep him out for up to six weeks. The injury news got worse Monday: Top wide receiver Courtland Sutton has been lost for the year with an ACL injury. With star pass rusher Von Miller already out for the season, Denver could find itself out of the playoff mix by the time Lock returns.
While the Broncos might have been a bit of a long shot to get to the postseason with a young, rebuilt offense, the drop-off for 2019 playoff teams Philadelphia and Minnesota has been stunning.
Last year, Carson Wentz carried the Eagles to the postseason despite a shortage of help at wide receiver, but through two games he is completing just 58.8 percent of his passes and averaging six yards per attempt.
He has thrown four interceptions, including one in the red zone in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams.