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Which 2-0 team do you not believe in?

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 18: Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens directs the offense against the Cleveland Browns in the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ravens defeated the Browns 25-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Getty Images

Tuesday’s PFT Live features a couple of guest from 2-0 teams. So the question of the day focuses on the 2-0 teams.

Which 2-0 team do you not believe in?

Answer below, battle it out in the comments, and tune in tomorrow for three hours of football-only talk on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN. The show starts at 6:00 a.m. ET as a radio production only, with a two-hour simulcast commencing at 7:00 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

Guests include Vikings offensive lineman Alex Boone and Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh.

See you then. Well, I won’t actually see you. But you get the point.

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64 Responses to “Which 2-0 team do you not believe in?”
  1. jakec4 says: Sep 19, 2016 10:42 PM

    You can only play who is on your schedule, style points don’t matter, September and October are for playing games that mean something in November and December. No the Ravens aren’t flashy. No the Ravens haven’t beat anyone…..Except who has been on their schedule. Just get the wins right now no matter how ugly they are.

  2. amanistumor says: Sep 19, 2016 10:43 PM

    Eagles

  3. bbwasright says: Sep 19, 2016 11:02 PM

    The Ravens won two close games against awful opponents, and didn’t look convincing in either. They still have to play both division rivals with talent, and play the Cowboys, Giants and Patriots on the road. I’d be surprised if they end up better than 7-9.

  4. bbwasright says: Sep 19, 2016 11:09 PM

    …of course, Minnesota may have the toughest schedule of any 2-0 team, and barely won either game so far. Losing AP will hurt, not that he helped in either victory.

  5. codythao35 says: Sep 19, 2016 11:19 PM

    The Ravens have terrible defense, and Giants might not make it bc of the Eagles are better.

  6. n0hopeleft says: Sep 19, 2016 11:28 PM

    The Giants defense is for real and it’s only a matter of time before the offense starts clicking. The Broncos, Texans, Eagles, and vikes can’t say that.

  7. flexx91 says: Sep 19, 2016 11:39 PM

    Giants get to 2-0 on a blocked FG return for a TD. Enough said….

  8. jag1959 says: Sep 19, 2016 11:40 PM

    Last time the question was what bandwagon would you jump off, asked before the Skins played. I pointed out there would be a lot of twisted ankles in the DC area after they lost. This time the question was asked before the Iggles went to 2-0. They are definitely the least faith worthy of the 2-0 teams

  9. justintuckrule says: Sep 20, 2016 12:07 AM

    We’re an OT away from being a super bowl favorite or in the mix for a top 12 pick.

  10. finchy74 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:07 AM

    I think all of these teams will win the Super Ball this year.

  11. reapshavoc says: Sep 20, 2016 12:10 AM

    To bad the giants played and won against 2 terrible defenses and barely put up points. Drew brees hasn’t been the same for while and you took in 2 rookies on offense in Dallas and almost lost. No your defense isn’t for real and is over paid. Talk to me when you play a real team. The ravens barely beat the bills and browns. The Texans seem legit. The Steelers are being underrated here. They beat Washington who was top in the NFC east and beat the Bengals who have a stout defense and a good offense. They should be number one then the Texans. Then 3rd should be my vikes. Yes they didn’t do much against Tennessee but we also had Shaun hill as our qb. We just took down the packs who are always a contender. We have work to do on offense yes and losing AP hurts. True he may not have been productive but it’s his presence that makes teams respect the run. We should be OK if he is out for some time. Those are the top 3 on this list. As you can see I didn’t do like most and put my team first. I’m being realistic.

  12. darkneptune73 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:12 AM

    The Vikings are the real deal. They just beat the media darlings the Green Bay Packers.

  13. mnfaninil says: Sep 20, 2016 12:15 AM

    Where are the Packers, oh, they lost and Rogers just had his 14th game in a row with a QBR of <100. Why NFL.com continues to rank them #3 in the league and they aren't even the best team in their division. I think we can stop hearing about that team and Rogers now. Thanks.

  14. frostymugobeer says: Sep 20, 2016 12:57 AM

    the Broncos and Patriots are running last in this poll…that tells us we need to know about polls…..lol
    those 2 afc teams have represented and or won more superbowls than any other 2 team combo in the league for decades if not history !

    they are by far the most intersesting of the bunch as well, each team starting QB’s that have never and/or Rarely
    started an NFL game….and coming out with consecutive wins…..great job by all the players and staff from each.

  15. wfh88 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:57 AM

    The lost of those I DO believe in is pretty short. Pats, Steelers, Broncos.
    In the NFL – you are what your record says – but the rest of that list isn’t much better than average.

  16. frostymugobeer says: Sep 20, 2016 12:59 AM

    oh and did i mention i did’nt pay attention to the article heading….

  17. tgadler says: Sep 20, 2016 1:03 AM

    “The Broncos, Texans, Eagles and Vikes can’t say that.”

    Have you even watched football this year? The Broncos and Texans both have premier top 5 defenses with offenses that have huge upside and the Eagles are looking like a surprise real deal team. The Vikes are stacked. Injuries are seriously hurting them, but they’ve overcome so far. For my money, the weakest 2-0 teams are the Giants and the Ravens.

  18. chizzlechest says: Sep 20, 2016 2:34 AM

    n0hopeleft says:
    Sep 19, 2016 11:28 PM

    The Giants defense is for real and it’s only a matter of time before the offense starts clicking. The Broncos, Texans, Eagles, and vikes can’t say that.
    ________________________________________________

    Dude, what are you smoking?
    The Eagles defense will be top 3 and already better than the Giants, and their offense IS clicking.
    Some people just don’t understand football., sheesh.

  19. cromagarmy76 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:53 AM

    The Eagles, and I’m an Eagles fan. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited that Wentz is off to an amazing start, but he hasn’t even made one mistake yet. His approach that “we’re trying to go 1-0 every week” shows great maturity but he’s a rookie and it’s only a matter of time until he looks like one, although I’d love to be wrong about that. Either way the trade isn’t looking so one sided so far, but I understand that it’s very early.

    As for the poll: I chose the Giants, even though they’ll probably win the NFC East. In a division with such erratic teams they have the most playoff experience and focus to do what it takes to grind out division wins when they count, and slink into the playoffs at 9-7, and maybe even win the Super Bowl again?

  20. u4iadman says: Sep 20, 2016 5:36 AM

    Pats sux. Total system, Brady isn’t that good.

  21. amishcowboy says: Sep 20, 2016 6:54 AM

    Don’t believe in the Eagles

  22. tcostant says: Sep 20, 2016 8:38 AM

    I’ll change my vote from Ravens to Philly, after last night.

  23. guitarkevin says: Sep 20, 2016 8:57 AM

    Sure, the Ravens have a lot of question marks right now. But the D is not awful. They had one bad quarter out of 8 and have only given up 27 points in 2 games. Hester was a great addition on ST. And we have the mighty Tucker who is as solid as they come at kicker. The offense has a rookie LT and LG. They need to work on the run game, but they have kept the penalties down and they will get it together before the meaty part of the schedule. And the WRs are as good as Flacco has ever had. Wallace has 3 TDs. Pitta and Smith are back. And I’m hoping we can finally get some return on our 2015 1st rounder, Perriman

    I’m not counting the Ravens out. A lot of good on this team.

  24. jacktheraven says: Sep 20, 2016 8:59 AM

    I like where the Ravens are. You don’t want your team to peak in Sept. They are winning, not squandering 4th qt. leads, like last year, and keeping teams from scoring in the 2nd half. We’ll see.

  25. steelcurtainn says: Sep 20, 2016 9:20 AM

    Ravens, Broncos and Texas are pretenders.

  26. armyravensterpsstrong says: Sep 20, 2016 9:28 AM

    We love being the underdogs! Winning ugly is what we do! Let’s just stay under the radar until it’s time. Then we’ll be the team no one wants to play. In the meantime, back to our cave!

  27. Heimtime21 says: Sep 20, 2016 9:41 AM

    The Steelers were handed a game by the officials once again. Their offensive line was holding and tackling The Bengals D-Line. Nothing was called. It was the most pathetic display of officiating I have ever seen. The NFL is most definitely rigged. DeAngelo Williams gets a hand off and runs outside. The Benglas DE is being pulled from behind and no call. This happened all game. The NFL is removing Vines showing all of the holding. Conspiracy??? No media talking about it either.

  28. 49tinakane says: Sep 20, 2016 9:45 AM

    n0hopeleft says:
    Sep 19, 2016 11:28 PM

    The Giants defense is for real and it’s only a matter of time before the offense starts clicking. The Broncos, Texans, Eagles, and vikes can’t say that.
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    Weird, looks to me the giants are staring up at the Vikings, Texans, Broncos, and Eagles in the defensive stat department, all 4 of them teams have a better defense then the giants

  29. lofty99 says: Sep 20, 2016 9:47 AM

    Pls dont comment if you team is not 2-0 thats call jealousy..

  30. spartan01 says: Sep 20, 2016 10:06 AM

    Ravens have the talent, they just haven’t played together long enough. For example, most of Flacco’s passes went to targets he didn’t have last year. The secondary is anchored by two safeties not in the position last year. The left side of the line is brand new. With all this new, yeah, they are probably not the 2-0 team you want to believe in.

    Winning the first two is good for their confidence but its now on the coaches to get them playing together, consistently as a team, if they want to make any hay this year. Harbaugh can do it, Pees can do it. I still don’t know about Trestman.

  31. eastsideraven says: Sep 20, 2016 10:26 AM

    Yea the Ravens defense is terrible…. Didn’t allow a touchdown entire first game then gives up zero points in final Three quarters… Yea that Defense is terrible. #Bmore

  32. eastsideraven says: Sep 20, 2016 10:28 AM

    Yea the Ravens defense is terrible…. Didn’t allow a touchdown entire first game then gives up zero points in final Three quarters… Yea that Defense is terrible.

  33. stillers213 says: Sep 20, 2016 10:30 AM

    I don’t believe in any of them yet. We’re 2 games into the season.

  34. richiethegreek says: Sep 20, 2016 11:00 AM

    Cleary the Ravens or Giants. Giants could of easily lost both of those games. Just like all of the one score games they cried about last year.

  35. frank booth says: Sep 20, 2016 11:29 AM

    Please, the Vikings need to be first in this poll. There’s nothing better than seeing the Vikings’ fans get all excited, only to crumble apart when the playoffs arrive. The Vikings have a great all-time regular season win percentage, and one of the worst playoff percentages, as well as the most playoff losses by any team.

  36. azwildcats96 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:30 AM

    Belichek proving once again that the success of the Pats is all about his system (and cheating) than it is about Brady.

  37. yourunclerico says: Sep 20, 2016 11:32 AM

    frostymugobeer says:
    Sep 20, 2016 12:57 AM
    the Broncos and Patriots are running last in this poll…that tells us we need to know about polls…..lol
    those 2 afc teams have represented and or won more superbowls than any other 2 team combo in the league for decades if not history !
    =============

    its funny how winning by any means possible is rewarded, while the facts surrounding those tarnished victories becomes fodder for arguments and denials by the defending fan bases. Cheaters do prosper in todays WWNFL.
    kind of a sad statement. the league has lost all credibility.

  38. mynameiscoopermanning says: Sep 20, 2016 11:44 AM

    The Giants defense is no joke, you have to believe the offense will start clicking. Eli is marching them down the field, just not equaling any TD’s. Like I said though, that $200 million dollar defense is NO joke.

    Held Brees to one TD and the Saints under 20 points for the first time in 6 years. Heck of an effort by the D and great game planning by Spags.

  39. brewdogg says: Sep 20, 2016 11:49 AM

    And there’s good old Frank….

    Forgive him, all of you who don’t typically read Vikings threads. He’s a die-hard Bears fan and hasn’t had anything to cheer about since…..ummmm…..when, exactly?

    I think he is an intelligent and probably likable person, but he is infected with the same disease that most Packer fans have. It took root back in the 70’s when the upstart new guy showed up and kicked those two stalwart old guard teams to the basement. For some reason neither fan base wishes to seek treatment to have that remedied, they just pass the disease down generation to generation. Very sad….

    Oh, btw…. Vikings are for real. Giants? Yeah, they will be picking in the top half of the draft.

  40. azwildcats96 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:11 PM

    Haven’t both the Packers and Bears both won Super Bowls in the time since the Vikings even smelled one??

  41. brewdogg says: Sep 20, 2016 12:32 PM

    Yup. Not arguing that fact. Just commenting on the state of the fanbases.

  42. stillers213 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:32 PM

    Haven’t both the Packers and Bears both won Super Bowls in the time since the Vikings even smelled one??
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    You just had to throw facts into the argument, didn’t you? Careful or you may cause confusion in the masses.

  43. brewdogg says: Sep 20, 2016 12:36 PM

    Oh, btw…..in order to lose in the playoffs, you need to make the playoffs. So having the most playoff losses in the league, while a dubious distinction, does come with a certain degree of accomplishment. I would think the team with the fewest playoff losses would be more embarrassed

  44. purpleguy says: Sep 20, 2016 12:44 PM

    A sure sign the Vikings are better than the other NFCN teams: the fans of those teams start dusting off the Super Bowl victory arguments cause that’s all they have left.

  45. domain7722 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:50 PM

    I don’t believe in the 2-0 Broncos, of course. Except for their D, and Von Miller. Kubiak? forget about it. Elways old friend, backup, to talk to on the bench, bore me to death. Broncos only won the SB, because of greats like Wade Phillips and Miller, thats for sure. Unfortunately, Mannings little starstruckingness in his last little boo-hoo game factored in. Coughlin and Eli, obviously. Kubiak and Brock? God help us all.

  46. domain7722 says: Sep 20, 2016 12:58 PM

    or Kubiak and Trevor whoever.

  47. allight59 says: Sep 20, 2016 1:51 PM

    sure am enjoying the silence this week from the packer trolls who don’t know the first thing about NFL football. Detroit needs to keep them in hiding….

  48. stellarperformance says: Sep 20, 2016 2:20 PM

    frank booth says:
    Sep 20, 2016 11:29 AM
    Please, the Vikings need to be first in this poll. There’s nothing better than seeing the Vikings’ fans get all excited, only to crumble apart when the playoffs arrive. The Vikings have a great all-time regular season win percentage, and one of the worst playoff percentages, as well as the most playoff losses by any team.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    It’s worse than that. Not only do the Vikings own the all-time NFL record for postseason losses, they also own the all-time NFL record for one-and-done postseason appearances.

  49. ruvelligwebuike says: Sep 20, 2016 2:40 PM

    Did a Viking fan honestly just say the Vikings kicked the Bears and the Packer to the basement?

    The Packers have won 2 Super Bowls and appeared in 3 in the last 20 years.

    The Bears won a Super Bowl and appeared in another in the last 30 years.

    The Vikes…well, I’ll just burst out laughing. Which is what the other 49 states do whenever anymore mentions the state of Minnesota.

    After all that heartbreak your “fans” can’t even handle a 2-0 start with dignity or humility. All one needs to do is spend a week in Minnesota and they’ll figure out why.

  50. dizzybruhbruh33 says: Sep 20, 2016 2:59 PM

    It was nice beating the Pack at home. They’re extremely overrated and it’s a pleasure seeing a Super Bowl favored team get put in their place in the division even after the Vikings played terrible. Game should have been a blow out.

    Good luck with the kitties this weekend. You’ll need it.

  51. brewdogg says: Sep 20, 2016 3:09 PM

    Now that I did not know, Stellar….that is indeed dubious.

    I have no idea where you found that, but could you check it again and see what team has the highest percentage of playoff appearances that were one-and-done?

  52. beer4guy says: Sep 20, 2016 3:23 PM

    Eagles and Ravens are the obvious answers. I’m not sure about the Texans, and definitely not sold on the Giants.

    And as a Viking fan, I would warn other Viking fans not to sleep on the Packers. Sure, Rodgers hasn’t played up to his standards lately, but their front 7 on defense is very good.

  53. jacktheraven says: Sep 20, 2016 3:29 PM

    The good news is the Ravens are 2-0. The bad news is that their 2 wins are against the 2 worst teams in the NFL.

  54. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 20, 2016 3:32 PM

    It has to be the one that squeaked by lame Buffalo and needed a bad call to get by Cleveland after getting embarrassed down 20-0.

    And has the mediocre QB.

  55. frank booth says: Sep 20, 2016 3:39 PM

    In the NFC North, between the Bears, Packers, and Lions, since 1966, 1st Super Bowl season:

    Vikings- 50% of playoff appearances one-and-done

    Bears- 50%

    Packers- 32%

  56. guitarkevin says: Sep 20, 2016 3:52 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Sep 20, 2016 3:32 PM

    It has to be the one that squeaked by lame Buffalo and needed a bad call to get by Cleveland after getting embarrassed down 20-0.

    And has the mediocre QB.

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    I love this comment. If this isn’t the antithesis of sour grapes, I don’t know what is. Your team had a 20-0 lead. 7 of those points should have been taken off the board because Coleman’s foot was clearly out of bounds, but the refs tried to help you out. Then for 3 quarters, your team couldn’t do squat, IN YOUR OWN HOUSE, while the Ravens put up 25 unanswered points. And the cherry on top is when you say Flacco is mediocre. If he is, a mediocre QB just took it to our team, so that means your defense can’t stop a mediocre QB. I could go on and on, but I think my point is clear.

  57. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 20, 2016 3:54 PM

    Heimtime21 says:
    Sep 20, 2016 9:41 AM
    The Steelers were handed a game by the officials once again. Their offensive line was holding and tackling The Bengals D-Line. Nothing was called. It was the most pathetic display of officiating I have ever seen. The NFL is most definitely rigged. DeAngelo Williams gets a hand off and runs outside. The Benglas DE is being pulled from behind and no call. This happened all game. The NFL is removing Vines showing all of the holding. Conspiracy??? No media talking about it either.
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    They’re not talking about it because it’s all in your paranoid excuse-making mind. Please, the Steelers were up 24-9 late and owned the game. I notice you didn’t bring up AB getting pulled down by Dansby in the end zone right in front of the ref… they didn’t call that one either. The Ben-gals got away with plenty Sunday too.

    One call was bad, that was Boyd. It didn’t decide the game.

  58. pftcancer says: Sep 20, 2016 6:58 PM

    guitarkevin says:
    Sep 20, 2016 3:52 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Sep 20, 2016 3:32 PM

    It has to be the one that squeaked by lame Buffalo and needed a bad call to get by Cleveland after getting embarrassed down 20-0.

    And has the mediocre QB.

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    I love this comment. If this isn’t the antithesis of sour grapes, I don’t know what is. Your team had a 20-0 lead. 7 of those points should have been taken off the board because Coleman’s foot was clearly out of bounds, but the refs tried to help you out. Then for 3 quarters, your team couldn’t do squat, IN YOUR OWN HOUSE, while the Ravens put up 25 unanswered points. And the cherry on top is when you say Flacco is mediocre. If he is, a mediocre QB just took it to our team, so that means your defense can’t stop a mediocre QB. I could go on and on, but I think my point is clear.

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    Hahaha, yes!! A “mediocre” Super Bowl MVP quarterback and a “washed up” receiver beat your Brown Baggers. You know what they say about sour grapes; they make great whine. And Brown’s fans (Steelers too for that matter) love to whine.

  59. pftcancer says: Sep 20, 2016 7:20 PM

    codythao35 says:
    Sep 19, 2016 11:19 PM

    The Ravens have terrible defense, and Giants might not make it bc of the Eagles are better.

    ====================

    Uhhh, do you even football bro? Ravens have allowed a total of 27 points in 8 quarters. 20 of those points came in one quarter. They have, out of 8 quarters, 6 scoreless quarters, or 75% if you will. And then consider that 7 of those points shouldn’t have counted as the receiver’s foot was out of bounds.

    Meanwhile, some teams let up more points THIS WEEK than the Ravens defense has allowed in TWO WEEKS! Stop making a buffoon of yourself…

  60. Frazier28/7 says: Sep 20, 2016 11:11 PM

    enjoy living in the past, your current teams offer little to be hopeful about in the present… unlike the minnesota vikings. sure, we haven’t accomplished anything yet; we’re just getting started.

    enjoy your cheese and whine.

  61. homeofthebravens says: Sep 21, 2016 8:22 AM

    I’m sure that picture of Joe Flacco didnt influence people to think Ravens and has nothing to do with the results….

  62. angrypurplebirds says: Sep 21, 2016 10:59 AM

    bbwasright says:
    Sep 19, 2016 11:02 PM
    The Ravens won two close games against awful opponents, and didn’t look convincing in either. They still have to play both division rivals with talent, and play the Cowboys, Giants and Patriots on the road. I’d be surprised if they end up better than 7-9.

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    I agree that division games are always tough…always, but did you actually write that Dallas is one of the “tough” games coming up on the Ravens’ schedule that they should be worried about? The Cowboys? The same Cowboys that barely squeaked by the hapless Skins? The same Cowboys who lost at home to a Giants team that was only capable of putting up one TD on probably the worst defense in the league, the Saints? Those Cowboys? Please son, the Cowboys haven’t beaten the Ravnes yet (0-4 lifetime) and it ain’t gonna happen this year either. Dallas is the team that will be lucky to get to 7-9 this year but in the NFC Least that might be good enough.

    Fun Facts: Last time to win a game in the old Texas Stadium?…The Ravens 33 to 24.
    Longest run from scrimage in Texas stadium history?…82 yards by Ravens full back Le’Ron McClain.

  63. domain7722 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:35 AM

    of course the Patriots are going to be 2-0. but the Broncos are not a good team. and little bench buddy Kubiak is not a good coach, at all. if he was then he would have traded himself 20 years ago. capito? they’re 8-8, except for the D.

  64. domain7722 says: Sep 22, 2016 12:24 PM

    of course the Ravens are likely to be 2-0. they have Harbaugh and Flacco, and won a SB. the only feasible argument could be the Ravens are void without Ray Lewis. but no one here is thinking that.

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