Loser (but maybe a Winner come April): Arizona Cardinals
As bad as the Buffalo Bills are, the Arizona Cardinals might be just as bad. Through the first two weeks of the season — a loss to the Redskins and then a shutout loss to the Rams — they have amassed a grand total of six points. On the other side, they’ve given up a total of 58 points. This team is in a bad spot and could be in line for the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Loser: Deshaun Watson
All of the hype in the world was surrounding Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson coming into this season. After he lit the world on fire last season as a rookie prior to his ACL injury, the hope was that he’d pick up where he left off. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case to this point.
In the defense of Watson, that’s not entirely his fault. He’s not been phenomenal by any means, but he’s been getting killed for the 120 minutes of action Houston has played to this point, playing behind perhaps the worst offensive line in the league. Either way, his struggles have certainly killed a bit of the hype.
Loser: Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders
Make that two weeks in a row that the Oakland Raiders have started to get the hopes of fans across the nation up for a substantial portion of a game only to let everyone down in the end. The Raiders were up on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1 and then on the Denver Broncos in Week 2 — with an even bigger lead this week.
And yet, be it the fault of Derek Carr of Jon Gruden or someone else, the Raiders choked it away. Now they sit at 0-2 on the season and the jokes are pouring in about this time. For Oakland, things could not be going worse to start 2018 than they are right now.