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The 5 Worst Teams In the NFL

The Race For Andrew Luck will get more and more complex as organizations mull over other top prospects and as they get used to the dynamics of trading across the first round in the draft salary cap era. I could make a list of the teams scheduled to get the first give picks in order, but I thought it’d be better to just list the five worst teams because the final standings should be close to this.
1. Colts. 0-10; Offense: 30th with 13.1 PPG; Defense: 32nd with 30.0 PPG; 31st with a -10 turnover differential.

There’s no way a team should lose their quarterback – no matter how legendary -, Melvin Bullitt and Gary Brackett and be this terrible. They miss Clint Session, who’s now with Jacksonville. Do they need a quarterback? Yes, they could use a back-up and/or a quarterback of the future.
2. Browns. 3-6; Offense: 29th with 14.6 PPG; Defense: 11th with 20.3 PPG; 15th with a 0 turnover differential.
They lack dynamic athletes, outside of Joe Haden, Josh Cribbs and Evan Moore. The Browns could stand to get considerably better in every aspect of the game: special teams, run offense, pass offense, run defense, pass defense. Do they need a quarterback? Yes, as – unfortunately – quarterbacks don’t get as long to develop as they used to. A team would typically look to free agency or trade – Matt Flynn? – to get a guy to compete with Colt McCoy, but this will be a great quarterback draft.
3. Panthers. 2-7; Offense: 19th with 21.1 PPG; Defense: 30th with 26.3 PPG; 24th with a -4 turnover differential.
Even with the linebackers coming back healthy next season, the defensive line hasn’t generated a pass rush and their secondary hasn’t generated turnovers. They at least have a good offense. Do they need a quarterback? No.
4. Vikings. 2-7; Offense: 23rd with 19.9 PPG; Defense: 31st with 27.1 PPG; 7th with a +4 turnover differential.
Of all the teams in this group, the Vikings have probably the fewest number of players who can start on a playoff team. Those players are so good, however, that the team doesn’t get exposed all that regularly. Do they need a quarterback? They need a back-up, because Joe Webb still might be raw.
5. Cardinals. 3-6; Offense: 22nd with 20.3 PPG; Defense: 22nd with 23.7 PPG; 21st with a -3 turnover differential.
I think the Cardinals are headed in the right direction – and there are three additional teams with slightly worse rosters – but I think Ken Whisenhunt and his offensive system have held them back for years and he does more damage to his team than any other coach. Do they need a quarterback? Possibly. One of their superior needs will be addressed in the first round. They have a lot of money in Kolb; Also, Skelton and Bartel have shown flashes.

Notice I didn’t put the Dolphins on this list, or Jacksonville or the Redskins. I think all of those teams have good foundations and can hang with and maybe beat just about any team. Jacksonville has a better defense than any of the teams on the list. The Rams have had worse injuries – losing 3 corners to IR – than the Colts but have 2 wins.

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4 Responses to “The 5 Worst Teams In the NFL”

  1. krugjr says:

    reading all the comments after “the loss”… many saying clean house, clean house…we need this, we need that….well guess what, those are the same needs we’ve had for 5-6 yrs…a thought and I’m outta here for another week (or so):

    coaching is over rated, QB play the same, this game is won when you have a more talented roster than the other guys, and ever since the wilfs took over and went with the triangle of authority instead of a GM to run all football operations, the Vikes have had two men in charge of player personel who are incapable of finding talent….so cleaning house, players and coaches, wouldn’t get us anywhere as long as spielman and the trapezoid thing are still here…best “change” for the future of the Purple, the wilfs fire spielman, hire a GM who will find the right personel guy, then we will have reason to cheer again…..if you can’t do that, Zygi, sell out and move out!

    GO VIKES!!!!!

  2. VikingsDude says:

    The NEW NFL is set so teams can only fill so many holes. The want to prevent the Dynasty from running away with games,seasons & Trophies. MN has been caught in a “almost there” situation for over a decade. There is no rebuilding stages anymore because fans & owners won’t stand for it. As with every good team we are only a few players away from being a playoff team(not to be confused with a Superbowl contender). Good offensive line work brings back a running game & Qb protection, which in return leads to more points scored, which makes it easier on a defense to hold the line. We lack a few good men in almost every section of our game.

  3. Kevin says:

    I disagree. The vikes are more than a few players away. They need better lbs, secondary and definitely a wr. Their oline is also pretty bad. Loadholt is 1the of the worst RT in the league. Also i know most vike fans think ponder is who they need but that is far from assured. He has thrown for over 50% acc once and seems to not be as poised as many led us to believe. With perfect pass protection he scrambles instead of trying to let the WRs get open down the field.. he may end up being the fourth best qb in the 2011league draft

  4. Gary says:

    The Vikes are the best team, the record just dont look good. My golf swing can only improve each and every sunday from here on out.

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