Commentary

FBO: How bad the bad teams can get

Wins should be on the way for the NFL's worst -- but two teams have a brutal path

Originally Published: October 29, 2009
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders
Josh JohnsonAP Photo/Matt DunhamIt's going to get worse, Mr. Johnson.

The NFL always has bad teams, but this season, it feels worse than usual. The bad teams aren't just bad -- they seem hopeless and pathetic. There are three teams with no wins (Tennessee, Tampa Bay and St. Louis) and three more with just one win (Kansas City, Detroit and Cleveland). The Raiders (somehow) have won twice, but toss them into the mix, and you end up with seven teams with 26 losses by two touchdowns or more.

Are this season's bad teams really worse than ever before?


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