5 NFL Teams That Could Go Winless In 2014

5 NFL Teams That Could Go Winless In 2014

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There is much parity in the NFL these days. Although there are only a few teams that could win a championship, any team could win on any given Sunday. However, going winless is not unheard of in this league, and here are five teams that could accomplish the feat.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars - 29th Strength of Schedule

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5. Jacksonville Jaguars - 29th Strength of Schedule

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The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't been the favorite in many games in recent history. If this team goes without a win, it will probably be to lock up a No. 1 overall pick. Going winless wouldn’t be the worse thing the Jags do, if you look at it that way.

4. Cleveland Browns - 26th SOS

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4. Cleveland Browns - 26th SOS

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There doesn’t appear to be any team with as much turnover in nearly every aspect of operations than the Cleveland Browns. This team shuffles through more head coaches than all the major airlines. Cleveland also has the unfortunate ability to pick the one quarterback in a draft who severely underperforms.

3. New York Jets - 9th SOS

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3. New York Jets - 9th SOS

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Somehow Rex Ryan summoned a little of the Ryan family magic to get the New York Jets to a respectable 8-8 record last year. The Jets have high explosive potential, but at this point, it is just potential. We don’t know who the starting quarterback is, and if Michael Vick gets the job, there is a likely chance he won’t play in all the games because of his propensity for injury.

2. St. Louis Rams - 3rd SOS

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2. St. Louis Rams - 3rd SOS

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On paper, the Rams are a very talented team, but they are young; youth and success aren’t always conducive in the NFL. If Sam Bradford gets hurt again, this is a team that can plummet to the depths of the league really fast.

1. Oakland Raiders - 1st SOS

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1. Oakland Raiders - 1st SOS

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Although the Oakland Raiders brought in Maurice Jones-Drew and Matt Schaub for obvious roster improvements, the question is, how much do they improve the team? Schaub was a pick-six machine last season for the Houston Texans, and MJD didn’t do much at all for Jacksonville before he departed. He could have gone to New England or Denver, but he took the money. Granting him a big contract doesn’t mean he’ll consistently give his entire effort.


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