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0-2, To The Playoffs? 2-0, Sitting At Home? Yes

Indianapolis, Miami, Buffalo, Cleveland, New Orleans, Washington, LA and Chicago. All of these are 0-2 teams and it seems about right that Cleveland, New Orleans, and Washington are 0-2. Buffalo is supposed to be decent. Chicago is rebuilding, but they should have handled the Eagles. Miami, they are a team lacking an offense. Yes, they have scored 34 points this season, but against it was after it actually mattering. LA is a joke on both sides of the ball. It’s sad to see Gurley’s talent go to waste. Indianapolis has the turnover machine, but the massively potential laden Andrew Luck. Luck does lack the proper protection and he lacks weapons to feed the ball to. With Luck, there is always a chance.

There is only one team out of the 0-2 teams that can make the playoffs, and that is the Colts. They happen to still play in a weak division outside of the Texans and Andrew Luck is still the “savior” of the franchise. There is a dire need for an offensive line in Indy as the best way to build a franchise is from the trenches out.

The Dolphins and Bills are in a division with the Patriots, so good luck there. The Redskins far exceeded their talent level last season, and Chicago is rebuilding under John Fox. The Bears have made some bold moves including getting rid of Matt Forte.

Now, for the 2-0 teams. New England, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Denver, NY Giants, Philly, and Minnesota. Bill Belicheck has put his team in excellent position after the first two weeks of the season without Brady. The Ravens, let’s face it, are over achieving. Pittsburgh is showing why they were a Super Bowl pick in the preseason. Denver still has a great defense, but they will fall here soon. The Giants made investments in their defense and it is paying dividends. Philly is riding momentum and nothing more. Minnesota is a solid team defensively and run a solid scheme to fit Bradford on offense.

Sep 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Walter Thurmond (26) is congratulated by his teammates after intercepting the ball during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Jets 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles are just a shock at this point. Starting a rookie that wasn’t supposed to start until at least next year. A lack of talent around the team and a coach in his first head coaching gig has made pundits and fans alike laugh raucously at the possibility of the Eagles going to the playoffs.

Wentz has been incredible so far. He has had sweet feet and hasn’t thrown an interception. This is the same quarterback that was third on the depth chart just a few weeks ago, but a Bradford trade and BOOM, Wentz zoomed to the top of the depth chart. The bottom line is THE EAGLES WON’T MAKE THE PLAYOFFS. They aren’t good enough, and Wentz must avoid hits if he expects to even make it through 16 games.

The rest of the teams are 1-1 and a lot of them will be sitting at home in January watching the others play. After four weeks, the playoff teams will start to rare their heads.

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