Week 3 NFL Picks: Quitting Time

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Published: September 24, 2009

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... going to make the playoffs. Injuries and ill luck can still take down even the strongest team, and it's rare that teams go wire to wire.

There are some 2-0 teams that aren't going to the playoffs (I'm looking at you, Denver), and there very well may be an 0-2 team that qualifies (Tennessee might be the best of that lot).

But we are very, very aware of who the terrible teams are.

Kansas City, St. Louis, Cleveland and perhaps Jacksonville and Tampa Bay are a game away from all hope being extinguished, but realistically, there's no odds that you could give me that would make me take the under bet of losses for that group at 50.

And when you look at the historic numbers, no team comes back from an 0-3 hole, let alone teams that have looked as bad as they have.

Finally, now that Detroit has shown us all what's possible with last year's imperfection, maybe we even have someone willing to mail it in for the entire year.

A man can dream. And ...

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