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2014 NFL 0-2 and 2-0 teams

The usual info that gets mentioned each season at this time.

Since the league expanded its playoff field to 12 teams in 1990, 0-2 starts have virtually proven a mortal blow to playoff hopes. Only 11.6% of teams in that span have recovered from 0-2 to reach postseason.

2014 http://espn.go.com/nfl/standings

NFC East
Philadelphia 2-0
NY Giants 0-2

NFC South
Carolina 2-0
New Orleans 0-2 *
Tampa Bay 0-2

NFC West
Arizona 2-0

AFC East
Buffalo 2-0 *

AFC North
Cincinnati 2-0

AFC South
Houston 2-0 *
Indianapolis 0-2 *
Jacksonville 0-2

AFC West
Denver 2-0
Oakland 0-2
Kansas City 0-2

* = a bit surprised by the two-game start

Additional info

NFL teams to make the playoffs after 0-2 starts with year, team, and advancement, since the current playoff format was instituted in 1990:

1990 — Houston Oilers, Wild Card Playoffs

1990 — Philadelphia Eagles, Wild Card Playoffs

1990 — New Orleans Saints, Wild Card Playoffs

1991 — Atlanta Falcons, Wild Card Playoffs

1992 — x-San Diego Chargers, Divisional Playoffs

1993 — Pittsburgh Steelers, Wild Card Playoffs

1993 — Dallas Cowboys, Won 1994 Super Bowl

1994 — New England Patriots, Wild Card Playoffs

1995 — y-Detroit Lions, Wild Card Playoffs

1996 — New England Patriots, Lost 1997 Super Bowl

1998 — Arizona Cardinals, Divisional Playoffs

1998 — y-Buffalo Bills, Wild Card Playoffs

1998 — New York Jets, Lost AFC championship

2001 — New England Patriots, Won 2002 Super Bowl

2002 — Atlanta Falcons, Divisional Playoffs

2002 — Pittsburgh Steelers, Divisional Playoffs

2003 — Philadelphia Eagles, Lost NFC championship

2006 — Kansas City Chiefs, Wild Card Playoffs

2007 — New York Giants, Won Super Bowl

2008 — Miami Dolphins, Wild Card Playoffs

2008 — Minnesota Vikings, Wild Card Playoffs

2008 — San Diego Chargers, Divisional Playoffs

2013 — Carloina Panthers, Divisional Playoffs

x-Started season 0-4

y-Started season 0-3

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