NFL Predictions Week 3: Struggling Teams That Will Fail to Find Success

David DanielsSenior Writer ISeptember 16, 2013

Sep 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars punter Bryan Anger (19) punts on fourth down in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Oakland won 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
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NFL Week 3 predictions should involve several teams remaining winless.

While early-season losses are often attributed to rust, the teams on this list have struggled because they’re simply just not talented. Here are three winless teams that will continue to struggle next Sunday.


3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay isn’t nearly as untalented as the next two teams on this list. It lost two games this season by a combined three points. 

The Buccaneers could easily be 2-0, but they’ll be 0-3 after next week. Not because of a lack of ability, but a difficult matchup against the New England Patriots. 

New England is 2-0. While it hasn’t dominated its opponents like in years past, Tom Brady continues to find ways to win games.


2. Cleveland Browns

Cleveland showed promise last season. It only won five games, but competed in most of its losses. This year, Browns opponents have more than doubled Cleveland's scoring in the first two weeks—the Miami Dolphins winning 23-10 and the Baltimore Ravens 14-6.

The Browns will face another winless team in Week 3 in the Minnesota Vikings, but Adrian Peterson and company have performed much more impressively in their pair of losses.

Minnesota only lost 31-30 to the undefeated Chicago Bears.

Luckily for Cleveland, it does play the next team on this list in 2013.


1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville is so horrible that it made the Oakland Raiders look phenomenal.

The Raiders triumphed by the score of 19-9 on Sunday, but the Jaguars still took away something positive from the game after reaching a season milestone. They scored their first touchdown of the year with 2:53 left in the fourth quarter.

If Maurice Jones-Drew continues to rush for 2.7 yards per carry like he did against Oakland, Jacksonville will be lucky to win a game in 2013. It will face off against the Seattle Seahawks, who have won seven out of their last eight games dating back to last season, in Week 3.

This won’t be one of the few games that the Jaguars have a slight chance to win.


David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and news editor at Wade-O Radio.