The Chiefs really need a win over the Lions.
Kansas City was coming off a 10-win season and was supposed to take the next step in
They also lost safety
If the Chiefs start out 0-2, the chances of starting out 0-3 are pretty good, because their next game is in San Diego. The Chiefs were winless in the preseason, so this team doesn't even know what a victory feels like. They need a win in order to restore their confidence. They also need a win to stay in contention in the division with the
Dolphins in hot water
Can any 0-1 team be staring at more 0-2 issues than the Dolphins?
The Dolphins would have all those and more if they lose against Houston in a second home game. They told you this after losing to heavyweight New England by firing cornerback
At 0-2, the Dolphins season wouldn't be over. They would be staring at the third week in more trouble than any other team, though.
The Steelers can least afford to go 0-2, and not just because Baltimore would likely already have a two-game lead (and a head-to-head victory) heading into Week 3.
If the Steelers were to drop to 0-2, that would mean they lost at home to Seattle, which on paper is a vastly inferior team. It would be a huge blow to the confidence of the Steelers to lose that game, and it doesn't help that the
Pittsburgh has battled back from 0-2 starts before, so salvaging a season would certainly be within reach. But who would want to start the season in that hole?
Falcons face headwind
The Falcons seemed to be everyone's darkhorse
This is the year the Falcons were supposedly going to ditch their ball-control, conservative offensive approach and let
If you go back to last year's playoffs, the Falcons have now been blown out in their last two games. Losing to the Eagles, and to