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What To Make Of Surprising Starts From Packers, Bills, & Steelers

By Nate Weller, Sports Info Solutions

A stat that has been floating around quite a bit is that teams who start the season 0-2 only make the playoffs about 10% of the time. While true, this doesn’t tell the entire story. The sample is made up largely of teams similar to the Dolphins this season who never really stood a chance. Just about every year there are teams that get off to slow starts, only to catch fire down the stretch. 

Conversely, starting the season 2-0 doesn’t guarantee you much of anything. It does, however, allow for a higher margin of error down the stretch. 

Let’s focus on a few teams who have had surprising starts to the season, whether it be good or bad.

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