From 0-3 to the playoffs? It doesn't happen much.
In fact, since the NFL expanded its postseason format to six teams per conference in 1990, just three squads that started the season 0-3 have recovered to hit the playoffs: the 1998 Buffalo Bills (Flutie Flakes), 1995 Detroit Lions (Scott Mitchell, baby) and the 1992 San Diego Chargers (the best of the bunch). That '92 Bolts team actually started 0-4 but made it the farthest, ultimately losing in the divisional round. Head coach Bobby Ross had San Diego in the Super Bowl two years later.
Know the feeling. My colleague at NFL Network is not the only guy who had a tough week picking games. Several contests came down to the bitter end in Week 3, resulting in my worst one-week record in memory (8-8). Don't worry, we'll rock like Whitesnake in Budapest this week. By the way, who saw the New York Giants drop to 0-3 in a 38-0 pasting courtesy of the Carolina Panthers? Holy cow.
As for the other 0-3 teams -- and the 3-0's, for that matter -- the results are below. Hit us up with your thoughts ... @Harrison_NFL is the place for such matters.
Elliot Harrison went 8-8 on his predictions for Week 3, giving him a record of 30-18 so far this season. How will he fare in Week 4? His picks are below, with home teams listed second.
1) They aren't good enough on offense.
2) They aren't good enough on defense.
At least they make up for that by screwing up on special teams.
Oh, you want "real" analysis? How's this: Speeding up the tempo will prove difficult in Denver, while the secondary will be completely overmatched by the Broncos' passing attack. The thing Philadelphia needs the most is for its quarterback to protect the football, thus keeping the NFL's top-ranked offense (topping 20 major and sub categories) from getting short fields. No, Nick Foles is not starting. #PHIvsDEN