Analyzing Three NFL Winless Teams – Indianapolis, Miami and St. Louis

Can Manning help Painter lead the Indianapolis Colts to one win this season?

By Matt Noonan 

After six weeks, we have one undefeated team, (Green Bay) and three winless squads, (Indianapolis, Miami and St. Louis), but which organization is the absolute worse?

Which squad do you think has the best chance to end the season with no wins?

Is it possible to state that all three teams are vying for the number one spot in the NFL Draft, so they can select Stanford University quarterback Andrew Luck?

Well, here are a few thoughts and ideas on all three teams, as well as their remaining schedule.

Indianapolis Colts [0-6] – I think it’s time the Colts throw in the towel and start praying for Andrew Luck’s help.

We all knew once the season began that Indianapolis wouldn’t be the same without Peyton Manning, who’s still recovering from neck surgery. Yet, while he’s not on the field with his teammates, cameras have caught him talking with players, coaches and even backup quarterback Curtis Painter, which is a good thing, right?

Overall, I don’t see this team winning one game this year. They’ll contend against their divisional foes, which include Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee, but again, they won’t secure a single win this season. Opponents have trampled over their defense, while their offense hasn’t secured more than 90-yards on the ground.

Seriously, they’re pathetic, but I guess all teams have to go through tough times, right?

Miami Dolphins [0-5] – The Dolphins are bad, real bad.

Against the New York “Football” Jets, they looked completely unmotivated. Backup quarterback Matt Moore was flustered, despite completing 16-of-34 passes for 204 yards and two interceptions, and the defense struggled to contain Mark Sanchez and the Jets offense, which registered two touchdowns.

Miami has been embarrassed twice on national television this season by New England and New York, but have challenged Cleveland, Houston and San Diego.

Will they win one game this season? I think so, but am not too confident. They have to face New England and New York again, as well as play Buffalo, Oakland, Dallas, and Philadelphia, which won’t be easy. Yet, if I had to make a bold prediction, they’ll finish with one with this season.

St. Louis Rams [0-5] – It’s hard to believe, but the Rams are once again the laughing stock of the NFL.

After a somewhat decent and successful season last year, head coach Steve Spagnuolo doesn’t seem to have an answer for his young squad’s demise. However, the Rams have lost numerous players due to injuries this season and currently are ranked 32nd in points scored per game, while their defense has allowed the most rushing yards.

Looking ahead to the remainder of their schedule, the Rams could certainly muster a few wins against Arizona, Dallas, Seattle and possibly, Cincinnati. I don’t see this team finishing with a winless record, but instead, two or three wins.

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