Who is the worst 2-0 team in the league?
There are 8 teams for us to choose from – New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks.
Here is the Spin Zone Staff in a round table sharing their responses to the question:
The worst 2-0 team has to be the New England Patriots. The Patriots have struggled to create efficient drives down the field and put points on the board. Tom Brady and his receivers just don’t have the chemistry just yet. This offense is not clicking on all cylinders.
With apologies to my buddy Steve, I’m gonna have to go with the Miami Dolphins as the worst 2-0 team. Granted, both of their wins came on the road, but one was against Brandon Weeden and the still-bad Browns and they other came against an overrated Colts team that barely beat Oakland. I’m not sure the Chiefs are much better, but having a game-breaker like Jamal Charles in KC breaks the tie and leaves the Dolphins with this dubious title.
The worst 2-0 team really can’t be the New England Patriots, because I define this question differently than merely writing which team has played the worst. The Patriots have been terrible to this point, but they clearly aren’t the least talented team of the 2-0 teams in this league right now. Even though the passing game has been out of sync due to injuries and rookies, it’s going to be better once the rookies click and players get healed up. You really can’t look past a great running game and a defense that has been really good to this point, and the Patriots defense is better than the unit they threw out there last season; don’t sleep on them.
The worst 2-0 team should be defined as the 2-0 team that has the least chance of success for the remainder of the season, and that’s a really tough question since all of the 2-0 teams are playoff caliber. But if I had to pick one, it would be the Miami Dolphins over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The defense has one of the best front sevens in the NFL, but I really worry about this secondary. While I have no concerns with the safeties (Reshad Jones is elite) and Brent Grimes is a shutdown corner, this team has so little depth at CB. I flip-flopped between picking the Chiefs and Dolphins, but one of the reasons why I chose Miami is because they only have one legitimate corner in Grimes. As we saw in the Colts game, a really good No .2 WR like T.Y. Hilton can break things open against the Dolphins No. 2 cornerback.
I like Lamar Miller and Ryan Tannehill, and it’s difficult not to love the talent at wide receiver. But there are still question marks on the offensive line when it comes to left tackle and guard depth, and those are enough to make me bypass my concerns with the Chiefs WRs and some of their backups. It’s a tough call between the Chiefs and the Dolphins, but I’m going to go with the Dolphins since the Chiefs look more well-rounded at this point.