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Joel Thorman
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Joel Thorman

Co-editor of Arrowhead Pride, a Kansas City Chiefs website.

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Week three could be considered too early to determine which NFL team has the best chance of going winless. But, every year, there are teams like Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs that warrant discussion on this topic.

If there's one part to a football team that's often a good indicator of success it's the quarterback.

The Browns on Sunday benched starter Brady Quinn and brought in backup Derek Anderson, who promptly threw an interception on his first pass attempt. The Rams on Sunday had Kyle Boller taking snaps for the oft-injured Marc Bulger. The Chiefs just got their starting quarterback back but he didn't even garner 100 yards through the air.

These three teams with problems starting (but not ending) at the quarterback position are the most likely to go 0-16.

The Browns best shot of winning a game comes in a November 22nd matchup with the Detroit Lions. The Rams also travel to Detroit on November 1st. The Chiefs best shot of winning a game came last week in the team's home opener loss to the lowly Raiders.

Frankly, the Chiefs, who aren't reeling from any major injuries, might not win a game this season. Suddenly, late season games against the Denver Broncos (3-0) and Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) don't seem so easy. In week one, the excuse was the loss of their starting quarterback. In week two, the excuse was... well, there is no excuse for losing to the Raiders in a home opener. This week the Chiefs excuse was... well, that they're just not very good. After this afternoon's game, safety Mike Brown said, "Just think if they had McNabb and Westbrook out there."

Most teams won't have multiple Pro Bowlers out of the starting lineup every week.

With each passing week, it's looking like the Chiefs' January 3rd trip to Mile High might be a battle - a battle to go 1-15.

By Joel Thorman  |  September 28, 2009; 6:39 AM ET  | Category:  Cleveland Browns , Detriot Lions , Kansas City Chiefs , St. Louis Rams Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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