If a team goes 0-2 to start the season they have dug quite a hole for themselves. However, it is still a young season, and there is time to recover. In 2007 the Giants started off 0-2 and looked miserable, but they recouped, made a run, and wound up in the Super Bowl where they upset the then-undefeated New England Patriots.
However, history says if you start 0-3 there is no coming back. The last time a team started the season 0-3 and still made the playoffs was in 1998 when the Buffalo Bills finished second in the AFC East.
Interestingly enough Wade Phillips, now the head coach of the 0-2 Dallas Cowboys, was the coach of that team.
So this weekend is big for Dallas, the Minnesota Vikings, and the San Francisco 49ers, teams that not only had playoff aspirations but Super Bowl hopes.
Team character will be tested. Can these teams pull it together?
Last week: 12-4