Ranking the Rank: The NFL's 10 Worst Franchises Since 2000

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Ranking the Rank: The NFL's 10 Worst Franchises Since 2000

Can you believe it is already 2010? It is also the time to Rank the Rank Franchises of the NFL since the year 2000.

I should note that, technically the year 2000 was the last year of its decade, as is 2010. Technically, the new decade does not start until 2011.

The reason why is there was no year 0, while a year, decade, century, or millennium is a fixed unit of time.

Regardless, my criteria for "Worst" franchises is as follows: how deep a team goes in the postseason, how well a team drafts, and how well a team spends money on free agents.

By rule, earning wild card berths in the postseason is not enough to validate a club's vitality.

By rule, if a team recorded a berth in the Super Bowl, that team cannot be considered amongst the Worst since 2000, because that club achieved what every club sets out to do.

In other words, the Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, and St. Louis Rams are off the hook.

We'll see about the next decade.

And here we go...

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