Jump to content

Carolina Beer Forum
Luke Kuechly Photos
- - - - -

Last team to go 0-3 and make the playoffs....

Sep 20 2013 05:49 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
The 1998 Buffalo Bill led by Doug Flutie...


here is what their schedule looked like...

Posted Image


They had a week 4 bye week.

They also lost all 3 first games by under 7 points.

Look at the results after the bye week. A five game win streak and did not lose two in a row from there on out. THATS what it takes to make the playoffs after starting 0-3. What has RIvera's longest win streak been? 2 games?

It looks MUCH harder on paper once you realize what 0-3 does to you.

Its a good thing the Panthers will be 1-2 this week... no?

Add Comment

29 Comments

:: before

No
Let's discuss this next week if we go 0-3. Right now I am planning on 1-2 so let us know who the last team to make the playoffs with that start.

Let's discuss this next week if we go 0-3. Right now I am planning on 1-2 so let us know who the last team to make the playoffs with that start.

 

The point is if we do go 0-3, there isn't much worth discussing. Just another lame duck season and try to enjoy meaningless wins as they come.

fwiw, the last time the giants started 0-2 they won a lombardi.

 

fwiw, the last time the giants started 0-2 they won a lombardi.

 

So you are saying we are going to propel them to another SB win?

 

 

Off to call my bookie....

I don't know about the last team to go 1-2 and make the playoffs but in 2005 that is how we started and we reached the NFC championship game.

The point is if we do go 0-3, there isn't much worth discussing. Just another lame duck season and try to enjoy meaningless wins as they come.


Until we are mathematically eliminated I am going to keep hope.

You look at that and see that it is nearly impossible, I look at that and see that it has been done before.

We have a window of opportunity coming up in October. But by losing to Buffalo put us in a position that we have to go 4-0 in October.

So I am going to hold out hope until we lose one of those games.

Regardless, Sunday is another incredibly important game if we want to have any chance. I am just trying to stay in a positive frame of mind (pretty much unsuccessfully because you keep reminding me how bleak our chances are :P)

The point is if we do go 0-3, there isn't much worth discussing. Just another lame duck season and try to enjoy meaningless wins as they come.

 

If there is nothing to discuss you should shut down the forum if that happens.

 

I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about still as negative news is good business.

I still plan on going to a couple games but am pretty sure playoffs are out of the picture!Surprise me Panthers!

Photo
The Huddler
Sep 20 2013 07:37 AM
Look to be a rebuiding team this season. We need it.

Sucks, but we resemble a Hurney team. Clean house
I'm not worried about being out mathematically. 1-2 start is basically how most believed we would start. If we can beat the Giants, which is a BIG "IF", we will be in decent position to make a run.

What I'm worried about tho is this:

-Can Rivera make good calls consistently when the game is on the line?

-Will Shula/Rivera keep attacking when we get a 3/7 point lead?

(And no one believes the two above will happen)

-Can our receivers (not named Smitty, of course) get open?

-Can our secondary hold?

There are a lot of questions, we know that. But just because there are a lot of questions, doesn't mean that all the answers are NO. We will see.

Think about this for a minute.

 

The last time we didn't have a thread entitled "the last team to start _____ and make the playoffs" (either 0-2, 0-3, or 1-3) was in 2008. Five straight years of offseason excitement followed by a completely demoralizing start to the season. At a minimum, could this team just give us a decent start and enjoyable season of watching football games and then fugging blow it at the very end for a change?

 

At this point, I yearn for the agony of Delhomme's five interception game in 2008.

 

sheldon-throwing-papers-gif.gif

Look to be a rebuiding team this season. We need it.

Sucks, but we resemble a Hurney team. Clean house


lol... We have been "rebuilding" since 2010.

I hate to break it to everyone but we aren't rebuilding....we are mismanaged and suck.

if our GM would have been on board, our HC been allowed to actually go hire an OC and we merely signed a handful of average players to upgrade some horrific holes....we would be legit.

Mismanaged.
Photo
The Huddler
Sep 20 2013 08:55 AM

lol... We have been "rebuilding" since 2010.

I hate to break it to everyone but we aren't rebuilding....we are mismanaged and suck.

if our GM would have been on board, our HC been allowed to actually go hire an OC and we merely signed a handful of average players to upgrade some horrific holes....we would be legit.

Mismanaged.


I disagree. I feel gettlemen was serverly handicapped by our cap situation and has done the best he could with it. He was forced to roll with Rivera, and i bet you Rivera was the one who wanted to have Shula at OC. Rivera doesnt have time for his players to learn a new offense. He wanted consistency.

I believe we are headed in the right direction. Gotta get rid of the mismanagement of Marty Hurney. Get Rivera Out, build around Cam

Gettle train baby. Choochoo

... I bet we lost that game in the final drive by Buffalo....

Chargers never did it under Norv?

Marv Levy isn't walking through the door

Carolina Browns

Big difference between us and the '98 Bills: The '98 Bills' last two seasons included a playoff appearance in 1996 and a 10-6 record followed by a 6-10 season where the Bills started TODD COLLINS in 1997.

they had the Panthers on their schedule, that usually helps

I'm taking the team approach an not thinking about playoffs or Superbowl and just focusing on each upcoming game for the week. Don't want to bring my hopes up for this team just because of Rivera's history here thus far.

Speaking of, I think FOX goofed because they are playing promos for this Giants game as the Bills still. So according to FOX we play the Bills again. At least that's how it is over in Charlotte on the FOX channel.

Hope. Change. Obama had that too ;) . Jesus those bills lost to the Ryan Leaf led Chargers.

Time to start calling Cam, Cam the Doug Flutie Newton?

Photo
Former Bill On Vacation
Sep 20 2013 01:45 PM

Heart breaker of a year for us - and Fug the Phins - only good thing about the Phins  =

 

dolphins-cheerleader-bikini-512.jpg