Chiefs have issues
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 Todd Haley's third year. They were favored to beat the Bills at home and instead were shellacked 41-7.
They also lost safety Eric Berry, one of the better players on the roster.
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 Chargers and Raiders.
Dolphins in hot water
Can any 0-1 team be staring at more 0-2 issues than the Dolphins?
The New York Giants' season would be in trouble at 0-2. The Dallas fan base would be in an uproar at 0-2. Jacksonville or Denver might have coaching, quarterback or ownership questions at 0-2.
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 Benny Sapp. Anyone else get fired after the first week?
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.
Steelers need confidence
Los Angeles Times
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.