- Scott Kacsmar, Football Outsiders
Thirty-four teams have started 0-8 since the 1970 merger, but only the 1976 Buccaneers (0-14) and 2008 Lions (0-16) finished without a win or tie. Despite equality in record, the performances of this year's 0-8 teams could not be more different. But there's one interesting commonality -- each team could lay claim to a dubious distinction in an entirely different way:
• Tampa Bay can legitimately claim to be the best 0-8 team ever.
• Jacksonville has been the least competitive team since the merger.
The Buccaneers and Jaguars both sit at 0-8, but they've arrived there in very different ways. Although the Jags might be the most inept 0-8 team since the merger, the Bucs might be the best.