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Top 10 Worst NFL Teams of the 2009 Season

October 13, 2009 by Jenna Q.  
Filed under Football, NFL Football, SRG's Blog

This particular list isn’t going to base rankings solely on record. It’s also going to take into account pre-season expectations versus season results. Naturally, this list would be titled “The Most Underachieving Teams in the NFL”; however, some teams with low expectations will be mentioned, as well, thus, disqualifying them as underachieving.

There’s my preface, and don’t be disappointed or appalled when you see some surprise mentions (or non-mentions. As such, the Lions and Chiefs aren’t on this list.)

10. San Diego Chargers (2-2)
Every year the Chargers are expected to win the Superbowl, and every year they disappoint. This year is no different. The surprising Broncos are atop the AFC West, and Tomlinson is not getting any younger. I place all blame solely on Norv. I can’t believe he’s not gone yet. Charger fans have put way too much faith in a guy that’s proven nothing.

9. Buffalo Bills (1-4)
Marshawn Lynch’s injury definitely hindered this team at the start of the season, but Fred Jackson proved to be a viable backup. With the acquisition of T.O., their air attack should have been top-notch. Instead, they’re dead-in-the-water, last in the AFC East. Oh, I forgot — you need a QB, too.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3)
It should usually count for something when you boast one of the top running backs in the league in Maurice Jones-Drew, but with David Garrard’s incompetence and a sparsely talented defense, losing 44-0 isn’t that far-fetched.

7. Carolina Panthers (1-3)
The Panthers still possess heaps of talent in Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams, and Julius Peppers, but as with the Jaguars, when your QB is epically horrendous, as is Delhomme, it’s a little difficult to eek out wins, especially in a division with the Saints and the Falcons.

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-5)
So, let’s compare this team to last season: lost their HC (Gruden), starting QB (Jeff Garcia), and defensive coordinator (Monte Kiffin). Even the holy Patriots would fail to register a win if Belichick and Brady said sayonara.

5. Cleveland Browns (1-4)
I remember feeling really bad for Brady Quinn when he dropped to #22 in the 2007 draft. Now, I know why he fell so far.

4. Tennessee Titans (0-5) / Washington Redskins (2-3)
Okay, so there are actually 11 teams on my list… the Titans and Redskins tied for fourth worst as both had high expectations before the season began. For Tennessee, all we need to say are two words: Kerry Collins. And I’ll give you two more: Albert Haynesworth… as in the loss of Albert Haynesworth. As for the Redskins, they got Albert Haynesworth as a free agent, but the defense isn’t the problem in Washington, it’s the lack of offensive firepower. Jim Zorn will get fired in the bye week if they lose their next two games to Kansas City and Philly.

3. St. Louis Rams (0-5)
How far the mighty have fallen… It was just a few years ago the Rams were considered “The Greatest Show on Turf.” Today they are quite the opposite. However, there are worse teams…

2. Dallas Cowboys (3-2)
Quite possibly the most surprising team on this list, and they’re not on here because of record, which is respectable. But why do I get the feeling when I watch the Cowboys that, if given the chance, one of Romo’s own teammates would punch him? It seems like the chemistry is off, way off. Even if the Cowboys do make the playoffs, prepare yourself for a colossal meltdown ala last season. Blame Jessica Simpson, as everyone else has.

1. Oakland Raiders (1-4)
You know you’re a bad team when you can’t tell if the head coach getting arrested is actually a good thing or a bad thing. What we do know is Jamarcus Russell is a complete disaster as an NFL quarter back. Until the plug gets pulled on him, and Al Davis takes up Crypt Keeping on a full time basis, the Silver and Black will remain the worst team in the NFL.

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