I don't think I'm overstating things when I say that there are some bad teams in the NFL this year.
There are still a number of teams looking for their first win. Other teams have wins, but haven't inspired confidence.
The following are the three worst teams in the NFL as we head into Week 5.
Coming into the season, I felt that the Dolphins had a chance to be a surprise playoff contender. They had a decent defense last season, and their offense looked like it had potential.
It hasn't turned out that way. The Dolphins are sitting at 0-4 and they have issues all over the field. The offense has been chief among their issues. Chad Henne has been his typical self. He has the arm to make plays, but he still turns the ball over too much. They also haven't found a way to work both Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas into the offense at the same time.
Tony Sparano has the feel of a lame duck coach at this point, and the talk of coming changes to the team has to be a distraction to the players. It's going to be a long season in Miami.
You really have to feel for the Colts. Coming into the season, they were looked at as contenders in the AFC once again. As long as Peyton Manning was under center, you had to figure they would be every bit as good as the have been in the past.
That turned out to be the problem. Manning has been out, of course, and the Colts are bad. I'm talking really bad. Their offense is stuck in neutral without their star signal caller and a defense that had been masked a little by that powerful offense has been exposed as nothing more than a run of the mill defense.
Things don't look like they are going to get any better. Curtis Painter is now at quarterback, which will only hurt the offense more.
The Colts' best chance for a win is probably this weekend against the Chiefs.
Like the Dolphins, the Broncos' problems aren't limited to the playing field. They have been bad on the field, to be sure, but they have also had a litany of distractions thanks to the melodrama that is the Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow quarterback controversy.
The bigger problem is that neither guy is the answer. Orton isn't a bad quarterback, but he hasn't had any success this season. Tebow hasn't had a real shot at proving what he has, but what we have seen hasn't been all that impressive.
The Broncos have the talent to get out of the cellar, but all the distractions might be too much for this team—a team with seemingly fragile confidence.
12. New York Jets
13. Tennessee Titans
14. Buffalo Bills
15. Oakland Raiders
16. Chicago Bears
17. Dallas Cowboys
19. Philadelphia Eagles
20. San Francisco 49ers
25. Cleveland Browns
26. Seattle Seahawks
28. St. Louis Rams
30. Denver Broncos
32. Miami Dolphins
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