The top 5 most disappointing teams of the NFL Playoffs:
1. The Denver Broncos. The Broncos finished the regular season with a solid 12-4 record, and looked to be one of the best teams in the AFC. However, in the Divisional round, they fell to a very tough Colts team by a score of 24-13. The Broncos were outplayed by the Colts, and it was surprising how they were unable to control them on both sides of the football. Peyton Manning showed that he may have lost some arm strength when he threw a deep pass that ended up in double coverage, and got picked off.
2. The Lions. After an impressive win against Dallas in Week 8, the Lions looked like they could make a run at the playoffs this year. They finished 11-5, and won their first playoff game since 1991 against the Cowboys (again), but then lost to Aaron Rodgers and his Packers.
3. The Patriots. After losing to Miami in Week 1, no one thought New England would make it to the playoffs this year as Tom Brady got older and older. They proved everybody wrong as they clinched a playoff spot for their 14th consecutive season with a 12-4 record under Brady’s leadership
We are down to the last four teams in the NFL playoffs. And with the Patriots and Seahawks being huge favorites, there is no surprise why. But every year there are a few teams that just don’t seem to perform like people expected them to do. Here’s a list of the top 5 most disappointing teams of the NFL Playoffs:
5. Cincinnati Bengals (1st Place AFC North)
The Bengals looked like they were ready to make a run in the playoffs after beating the Steelers in week 14, but then they lost their final 3 games of the season and finished with a 10-6 record. But still, they won their division which was good enough for a playoff spot.
In their first game of the playoffs against Pittsburgh, they got blown out 30-18. They never had a chance in that game because their offense couldn’t seem to get anything going and Andy Dalton turned it over 4 times.
4. Minnesota Vikings (3rd Place NFC North)
The Vikings lost 4 of their last 6 games in the regular season after starting 7-2. They were looking like a serious Super Bowl contender at 7-2 and even Teddy Bridgewater said that he thought it was possible for them to be undefeated at one point during the
The NFL playoffs are almost over, and we can’t wait to see who makes it to the Super Bowl! Although there have been a lot of impressive teams this year, some didn’t perform as well as we expected. Here are our top 5 most disappointing teams of the playoffs.
1. The Green Bay Packers: Many people thought that the Packers had what it took to make it to the Super Bowl this year after their incredible win against the Vikings in week 17. However, they didn’t perform at their best when it mattered. Aaron Rodgers threw 2 interceptions during Sunday’s game against the Falcons, and his receivers dropped many passes throughout the game. It was not their finest hour.
2. The Denver Broncos: Their defense is always great, but they really could have used some help from their offense during their playoff game against the Patriots on Saturday night. The Patriots were able to shut down Trevor Siemian and force him into mistakes.
3. The Pittsburgh Steelers: After a great season, Ben Roethlisberger just wasn’t able to pull through for his team during the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night. He made some bad decisions and was fairly ineffective overall, which cost his team a chance at a Super Bowl appearance
This is the time of year when teams start to get hot and the real contenders begin to separate themselves from the pretenders. Unfortunately, this season is a bit different. While there are certainly some teams that have played exceptionally well, multiple other teams have fallen short of expectations. Here we will look at 5 teams that have played below par in the playoffs and why that has been the case.
5. Los Angeles Chargers: The Chargers had a very successful regular season and even beat the Baltimore Ravens at their home stadium in the first round of the playoffs. However, they fell short against the New England Patriots in a close game (41-28). This was a game that many analysts thought would be one of, if not the best games of the playoffs. The Chargers weren’t up to it though and ended up losing by 13 points, even though they were competing for most of the game.
4. Seattle Seahawks: This one is pretty obvious as they weren’t really expected to do much in this postseason but they still managed to lose by 30 points in their Wild Card matchup against Dallas (24-22). They also gave up more touchdowns than any other playoff team in franchise history.
3. Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs lost their first round playoff game against Indianapolis (
While every NFL season brings with it great moments, games and teams that we will never forget, there are always a few teams that leave us scratching our heads.
Sometimes it’s because they were expected to do better than they did. Other times it’s because they were so bad that you couldn’t take your eyes off them.
As we look back at the 2012-2013 NFL season, here are five teams that disappointed everyone:
5. Baltimore Ravens – They had the best shot to beat the San Francisco 49ers, but after beating the Denver Broncos on their home turf in double overtime, they looked poorly prepared for the AFC Championship Game.
4. Houston Texans – With former defensive MVP J.J. Watt leading one of the best defenses in the league and Matt Schaub outplaying Peyton Manning in his first playoff game, it looked like the Texans might be on their way to winning the Super Bowl. Then Tom Brady happened…
3. New York Giants – The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants had all of the momentum in their favor after beating the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers on the road to make it to Super Bowl XLVI, where they lost to those same Patriots from
The NFL playoffs have been absolutely insane this year. We’ve seen the Seahawks lose against the Falcons, the Chiefs lose against the Steelers, and the Giants lose against the Packers. We’ve seen several upsets, and we’ve seen some teams that weren’t expected to do well actually make it to the Super Bowl.
I was disappointed by all of these teams, but I’m still happy with how they performed. They were all very close games, and if you look at just the score you might think I’m a crazy person for being disappointed by any of them. But if you watch the games you’ll see what I mean.
The Seahawks lost to the Falcons in a game where the Falcons never looked like they were going to win until they made a comeback in the last few minutes of regulation. That’s not a good way to win a football game! If they’d played better they could have won in regulation and not needed overtime.
The Chiefs lost to the Steelers because of a missed field goal that would have won them the game. Yes, it was an upset – but not one that should have happened. The Chiefs should have won this game!
The Giants lost to the Packers because Aaron Rodgers is a magician and somehow managed to throw two touchdowns in less than
1. New England Patriots (13-3): The Patriots have been a dominate team all season long and are looking to win their second straight Superbowl and fourth in the Tom Brady era. The Patriots’ offense is explosive, averaging 27 PPG, while the defense has been outstanding this season, allowing only 15 PPG. Although they haven’t been as impressive as they should be, the Patriots are still one of the top teams in the league this season.
2. Miami Dolphins (10-6): The Dolphins were one of the more surprising teams this year as they finished with a 10-6 record. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill had an impressive year throwing for over 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns compared to only 12 interceptions. The Dolphins have a tough matchup against the Steelers in their Wild Card game, but if they can win that game there’s no telling how far they can go this postseason.
3. Buffalo Bills (7-9): After trading starting running back LeSean McCoy to the Chiefs during free agency it looked like there was no way the Bills would make any noise this year. However, that wasn’t the case as running back Reggie Bush stepped up and played well for Buffalo and helped them remain competitive most of the season