The Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints both enter Week 3 at 0-2 and both look to change the course of their respective seasons before it is too late.
Both teams came into the season with high expectations and sights set on a divisional title, but both had their share of question marks and drama as well. Now, they need to fight the historical trend that 0-2 teams don't usually make the playoffs and can't be considered Super Bowl contenders.
The Chiefs kept Romeo Crennel around after a somewhat-successful stint as interim coach in 2011. He's repaid their trust with this 0-2 start and a team that looks more like his old Cleveland teams than the plucky-but-overmatched squad of last year. The Chiefs had as many notable injuries as anyone, but still finished 7-9. After an offseason of improvements, this team should be better.
The Saints dealt with "Bountygate" during the offseason, but many (this writer included) felt that the Saints were a strong-enough team laden with enough veteran talent to get past the NFL's punishment. They were blindsided by Robert Griffin III in Week 1, and the Carolina Panthers' rushing attack ran down their throats in Week 2. On paper, the Saints are a much better team than their record suggests, but the game is played on the field and they look overmatched so far this season.
How do you think this battle of the defeated shakes out in Week 3? Leave your comments below!