Tip Sheet: QB play explains 0-5 starts

Originally Published: October 16, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

This is the first season in NFL history in which four franchises had 5-0 records after five weeks of play. It's also the first season since the league implemented the 12-team playoff format 20 years ago in which there were four 0-5 clubs.

So in a league that has so conspicuously embraced competitive equality, what gives? It's difficult to believe, after all, that such disparity is suddenly rampant in the league.

Some raw numbers suggest such a talent gap doesn't really exist. In the ...

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