And then there were two.
We enter one of my most favorite aspects of the NFL calendar. No, not the push for playoff seeding, but the push for last team to remain without a win. This year we get added intrigue as Andrew Luck looms in the not-so-far-off distance.
Before I continue, I have to stress that I in no way believe that these teams of warriors are laying down simply in the hopes that a shiny white knight will save them.
However, Luck can certainly help both these squads, so until they give me reason to believe they are going to win a game here and there, they remain in the lead for his services.
This week, both teams have to face another pair of uphill battles. I have all the confidence in the world in the most exciting race of ineptitude will continue to be a dead heat.
Miami Dolphins: One of the coldest teams in the league has to travel to play one of the hottest. The Chiefs just polished off the San Diego Chargers in an emotional overtime win.
This one will not be as close. The Dolphins don't have the offense that the Chargers do, nor do they have the versatile defense. Matt Cassel will have a fine day as he shares the load with an emerging star in Jackie Battle.
Indianapolis Colts: If the ridiculous "Suck for Luck" talk is hurting either team on a mental level, it would be the Colts. Each player seems to take offense to the notion they would ever lay down. That is to be expected from a proud team that has been the epitome of consistency before now.
The scary part is the Falcons seem to have figured things out on offense in recent weeks. They can continue to work on the kinks against a Colts defense that is neck-and-neck with the Colts offense for reasons Andrew Luck may be in Indianapolis next year.
It may be silly to say these teams are laying down, but it doesn't mean they will get to winning ways, at least not this week.