Starting the season 2-0 is one way for NFL teams to greatly increase their postseason chances.
Since 1990, clubs that have won their first two games have made the playoffs 63% of the time, while 11.3% of teams have advanced that started 0-2.
In 2022, six teams – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants – are 2-0.
The Bills, with their two primetime blowout victories, appear to be the clear frontrunners in the AFC. Which is why Buffalo is not eligible for this week’s roundtable discussion:
Which other 2-0 team has been the most impressive?
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The Bills, Chiefs and Buccaneers are supposed to be 2-0. So are the Dolphins, but their comeback over the Ravens was far better than their ho-hum opener against the Patriots. And the Giants have beaten fellow bottom-tier teams. The 2-0 team I’m most impressed with is the Philadelphia Eagles. Jalen Hurts is coming into his own as an NFL starter, commanding the Eagles offense and setting his team up for success in the first two weeks. Hurts helped Philly score 38 points by the third quarter in Detroit during Week 1 and a 24-7 lead by halftime against the Vikings’ high-powered offense in Week 2. The Eagles have a prime opportunity to dominate the NFC East and are off to an ideal start. — Safid Deen
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates a touchdown against the Vikings during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sept. 19.
And the Dolphins will really be impressive if they can hang one on the Bills this weekend. Regardless, the breakout game for Tua Tagovailoa that sparked the huge comeback at Baltimore was such a statement. Tua can’t throw deep? Well, that question has been…
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Publish date : 2022-09-23 10:22:04
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