Three NFL teams who have underperformed as of November
As of the start of Week 13 of the NFL season, everyone’s got a fair idea of the teams who are likely to make the playoffs, and teams who aren’t. Some of these teams had massive expectations heading into this season, but have disappointed immeasurably all season. Some of these teams are almost certainly not making the playoffs, and others have the slightest of chances of making it to the next stage.
If you’re from Colorado, you know all too well that the Denver Broncos fall squarely in the former category, with a disappointing start to the season that they haven’t been able to undo with any sort of conviction – as of the end of November, they sit in last place on the AFC West standings and a considerable distance away from table toppers Kansas City Chiefs.
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The defending Super Bowl champions have had their share of injury worries this season and wanted to start from scratch again after last season’s success, but no one could’ve seen them have such an off-color campaign. After their first 11 games, the defending champions have a 3-8 record, and it is steadily becoming apparent that things won’t get better for the Rams any time soon.
The offense has been far too static, and even when Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp were available, the team was incapable of using their strengths. Allen Robinson II struggled to take away some of the attention from Kupp as a receiver when he was fit, and he’s now having to undergo foot surgery.
The Rams famously built their Super Bowl-winning roster last season in an unconventional manner. Any attempts to repeat that trick could cost the Rams a few more years before they are back at last season’s levels.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers have got a 4-8 record after their first 12 games this season, and their chances of making it to the post-season had been minimal even before the loss to the Eagles. They’ve still got in-form Dolphins and Vikings sides to play against, which should confirm the inevitable.
As long as they have Aaron Rodgers and one of the most ferocious crowds in the league on their side, they’ll be expected to do far more than they’ve managed so far this season. Their aim with nothing really to play for should be to get Jordan Love some game time. Some might have advocated for that earlier, with Rodgers’ avulsion fracture on his thumb affecting his game.
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Las Vegas Raiders
After their impressive win over the Broncos in the early parts of the season, the Raiders were expected to kick on from a strong base. A lot more consistency was expected from the likes of Josh Jacobs, Derek Carr, and Davante Adams but the team has only seen sporadic performances from them and sits with a 4-7 record after 11 games.
Their defense was always going to be a bit of an Achilles heel, but the team has done nothing to mask those weaknesses despite having the likes of Maxx Crosby to call upon in that department. They need to fix this and get some playmakers if they want to maximize the potential of some of their extremely talented players.