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From 0-7 to 13-0

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 02: Rex Ryan of the Buffalo Bills looks on during drills before a game with Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Getty Images

Throw out the first week of the season, I always say. Eighty-eight percent of the teams that start 0-2 are 0-2 for a reason, I started saying this year. For five teams that struggled out of the gates in 2016, their fortunes changed, quickly.

The Cowboys, Falcons, and Rams each lost in Week One. Since then, they’re a combined 9-0.

Washington and the Bills both started 0-2. Since then, they’re a combined 4-0.

That’s a combined record of 13-0 among those five teams after an 0-7 combined start. Which shows just how rapidly fortunes can reverse themselves for any NFL team.

The flipside is also true. The 49ers, Bucs, and Lions have followed 1-0 starts with three straight losses, each.

What’s the point? Momentum arrives and evaporates quickly for NFL teams, and no one is out of it until they are officially out of it.

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15 Responses to “From 0-7 to 13-0”
  1. doomsdaydefensetx says: Oct 2, 2016 10:17 PM

    Dak and the Cowboys 1 point and a foolish play(Terrence Williams) from being 4-0.
    Man this team is showing great poise. Watch out Philly!

  2. joetorontoo says: Oct 2, 2016 10:37 PM

    Hey-ey-ey-ey! Let’s go Buffalo!

  3. lambeaudungbarn says: Oct 2, 2016 10:42 PM

    All I know is China Doll Romo will either be the backup or on the trading block. Cleveland can always use another QB, they have enough Draft choices for two teams!

  4. footballfan825 says: Oct 2, 2016 10:44 PM

    Always a good day when the patriots lose

  5. campcouch says: Oct 2, 2016 11:01 PM

    lambeaudungbarn says:
    Oct 2, 2016 10:42 PM

    “All I know is China Doll Romo will either be the backup or on the trading block. Cleveland can always use another QB, they have enough Draft choices for two teams!”

    Why? Their third stringer has played better and longer than their first and second…and so far better than Romo this year…oh wait.

  6. chaney13 says: Oct 2, 2016 11:34 PM

    “What’s the point? Momentum arrives and evaporates quickly for NFL teams, and no one is out of it until they are officially out of it.”
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    Except for the Browns … is it too early to set Cleveland’s odds for winning Super Bowl LII at 1,000,000 to 1?

  7. puckskin says: Oct 2, 2016 11:48 PM

    Why do I have a feeling this’ll end badly for Rex and the Bills?

  8. r502 says: Oct 3, 2016 1:07 AM

    Where do the Browns fit in this equation?

  9. luponatrix says: Oct 3, 2016 1:58 AM

    “What’s the point? Momentum arrives and evaporates quickly for NFL teams, and no one is out of it until they are officially out of it.”
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    Or maybe it’s the fact that ‘momentum’ is an idiotic concept that doesn’t exist in sports, which is basically what this sentence is saying – without explicitly saying it.

  10. overthedwaynebowe says: Oct 3, 2016 2:27 AM

    Shouldn’t it be 13-2 and 2-7 then?…

  11. bak2bak2bakhaters says: Oct 3, 2016 2:41 AM

    Didn’t I say it last 3 week’s…. Were hungry gonna eat Winston’s Publix crab leg’s,, I said it,sl…….silver lining….. You will not be our opponent on Feb 5th,out to dethrone the 72 DOLFINS, SB51 will be nice, but both will taste better, feasting WW,I am BC

  12. wwwmattcom says: Oct 3, 2016 11:13 AM

    Buffalo couldnt do it without the love from Toronto Canada.

  13. defscottyb says: Oct 4, 2016 2:11 PM

    Yogi Berra “it ain’t over til it’s over”

  14. justanotherfan101 says: Oct 4, 2016 2:33 PM

    Yes, but it’s much better to win than to lose.

  15. jake6879 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:13 PM

    Redskins

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