Polls: Which NFL teams will remain undefeated/winless the longest?
With the second week of the NFL season now complete, eight teams remain undefeated -- and, boy, are there some surprises.
All four of the AFC's 2-0 teams -- Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7 last year), Houston Texans (9-7), Miami Dolphins (7-9) and Kansas City Chiefs (4-12) -- failed to make the postseason last year.
Same with two of the NFC's four unbeaten teams -- Chicago Bears (7-9) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-13). The Green Bay Packers (11-5) and the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints (13-3) are the only playoff teams from a year ago with an unblemished record this young season.
The question is, which one of these teams will remain undefeated the longest? The list should be down to at most six teams after this week's games, since Pittsburgh faces Tampa Bay and Chicago plays Green Bay. Plus, the Saints and Dolphins face tough divisional matchups against the Falcons and Jets, respectively.
As for the NFL's eight remaining winless teams, fewer surprises there. The Dallas Cowboys (11-5) and Minnesota Vikings (12-4) were both playoff teams last year and the San Francisco 49ers (8-8) and Carolina Panthers (8-8) were .500 teams.
Other than that, it's some of the usual suspects at the bottom -- Cleveland Browns (5-11), Buffalo Bills (6-10), St. Louis Rams (1-15) and Detroit Lions (2-14).
Which team will remain winless the longest? At least either Detroit or Minnesota should be in the win column next week since they play each other.
Let us know what you think. Vote, then leave a comment explaining why you voted the way you did.
-- Chuck Schilken