Is it too early to call some of Sunday's games a "must win?" And is it right to include a 3-0 team on the same list as an 0-3 team?
No. And yes.
It only took three weeks for most individuals to write off the 0-3 Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs.
What's to stop us from writing off teams who go from 1-2 or 1-3?
If we assume nine wins are the mark to make the playoffs, and it is a rather low mark, it means teams who open 1-3 would have to go 8-4 over the last three quarters of the season. It's hard to imagine some of these teams playing that well over such a long period of time.
To all the Rams fans who think their team can climb to the top of the NFC West with a 7-9 record even with an 0-4 start, wait until your teams shows up on the list and their upcoming schedule is revealed.
The teams who appear on this list are in must-win games for numerous reasons.
Some need to keep pace with division leaders, others are fighting for their head coach's job security and others are trying to live up to expectations.
And then there is one team who is undefeated, and yet, they still have something to prove. Don't worry Green Bay fans; your beloved Packers aren't the team in question.