NFL Week 2: The Five Players Under The Most Pressure and Week 2 Picks

September 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If there's one thing sports fans and media excel at in 2010, it's overreacting.
Every play is treated like it's the last down of the Super Bowl.  Every interception or fumble is made by a player coaches shouldn't have even had on the field in the first place. 
Every touchdown allowed is only because the official didn't see the obvious holding in the backfield.
Because of this, overreactions were predictably plentiful after numerous Super Bowl favorites (Vikings, Jets, Chargers, Cowboys, Falcons) started the season 0-1. 
It's easy to simply dismiss concerns as asinine, but stats tell us that their concerns have some merit.
Starting 0-1 isn't apocalyptic.
But starting 0-2 may very well be, as only 13 percent of teams that start 0-2 have made the playoffs since 1990.
And, in case you're not a math major, you can't start 0-2 without first starting 0-1.
Because if this, pressure is already mounting in the sophomore week of the 2010 NFL ...

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