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Starting well in the NFL

2013 season.

Since 1990, 63% of teams to start 2-0 made playoffs. 41% of teams to start 1-1. 12% of teams to start 0-2.

Since playoffs expanded to 12 teams in 1990, 63 pct of teams to start season 2-0 (119 of 188) have advanced to postseason.

Memo to 0-1 Ravens, Redskins, Packers, Falcons: over last 4 seasons, 30 teams have started 0-2; none have made playoffs.

http://q.usatoday.com/2013/09/13/275798/
https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/379541631222820864
https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/379245349216747521

2013 2-0 teams

  • Denver Broncos
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Chicago Bears
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Houston Texans
  • New England Patriots

2013 0-2 teams

  • Cleveland
  • Pittsburgh
  • Jacksonville
  • NY Giants
  • Washington
  • Minnesota
  • Carolina
  • Tampa Bay

For the 0-2 teams, the only team that has a chance to make the playoffs would be the NY Giants as the NFC East division winner, which may only take an 8-8 or 9-7 record this season.

Minnesota is in a tough division with Green Bay and Chicago and thorny, unpredictable Detroit. Minnesota's two losses were against divisional teams. Tough start. But both games (Detroit and Chicago) were played on the road. And the NFC seems to be loaded with too many quality teams. It may take 11 wins to make the wildcard. At least 10 wins. That means for MN to have a chance, the Vikings need to go 11-3 or at minimum, 10-4 the rest of the way.

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