Deck stacked against 0-2 teams
Since 1990, only 13.75 percent of 0-2 teams have gone on to make the playoffs
As demonstrated by three franchises in 2008, and most notably by the New York Giants' Super Bowl XLII championship the year before, beginning any season with a 0-2 record doesn't necessarily bury a team's playoff chances.
But officials from 0-2 teams might be wise to add the backhoe operator to their speed dial.
There were three teams -- Miami, Minnesota and San Diego -- that qualified for the 2008 playoffs despite 0-2 starts. The previous year, the Giants' upset of the undefeated ...
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