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Which NFL Teams Are In The Most Trouble After The First Four Weeks Of The 2014-15 Season?

Submitted by on September 29, 2014 – 2:34 pmNo Comment

The 2014-15 NFL season is less than a month old now. So truthfully, outside of those teams that we knew would be bad this season—hellooooooo, Oakland Raiders!—there aren’t really any NFL teams that need to press the panic button just yet. But that time could be coming soon, very soon, for a handful of teams who have gotten off to a slow start this year. Which teams are they? Well, as we prepare to watch a team, the New England Patriots, that could potentially end up on this list tomorrow morning with a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs tonight, we decided to take a closer look. Here are 5 NFL teams that are in the most trouble after the first four weeks of the 2014-15 NFL season.

New Orleans Saints

What’s Wrong? The Saints offense just hasn’t looked as potent as it has in the past so far this season. We don’t know if it’s because they no longer have Darren Sproles playing running back or if the young players that they have on their roster are taking longer than expected to work themselves into the lineup, but their offense hasn’t look like the Saints offense of old. And because their defense isn’t very good, the offense is going to need to play better to help them be successful in a weak NFC South.

San Francisco 49ers

What’s Wrong? The Niners are 2-2, so they’re not dead in the water just yet. Their win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday was big. But they play in a division that also features the Arizona Cardinals and, of course, the Seattle Seahawks. So they can’t afford to lose many more games and expect to be in contention for a playoff spot at the end of the season.

Pittsburgh Steelers

What’s Wrong? Their defense is decimated by injuries right now and that is going to hurt them in the short term. But they’ve also been penalized way too much so far this season and won’t be able to win many games if they continue to rack up the kind of penalty yardage that they’ve racked up in recent weeks. They’re also stuck in a division that features the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens, which means that they are going to have to turn things around quickly after their devastating loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Washington Redskins

What’s Wrong? Their quarterback situation is…not good. They thought that Kirk Cousins would be able to steer the ship in the right direction for the next few weeks while Robert Griffin III is out with an injury. But he looked horrendous last Thursday night against the New York Giants and could very well limit Washington’s chances of winning many games in the coming weeks.

New York Jets

What’s Wrong? Everything. Their starting quarterback Geno Smith looks lost out on the field. Their defense hasn’t been able to stop anyone. And if they continue to lose games, more and more Jets fans are going to turn on head coach Rex Ryan. They need a win in the worst way right now—and it’s not going to be easy for them to fly to San Diego next weekend and get one against the red-hot Chargers.

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