Yes, it's only Week 2. Each NFL team still has 14 regular-season games ahead of them. It's early. But that doesn't mean the stakes aren't already high, especially for teams who opened the 2013 season with a loss. History suggests -- and Yogi Berra would likely agree -- that it gets late early for Super Bowl hopefuls starting 0-2.
Entering the 2013 season, Atlanta and Green Bay were tied for the fifth-best odds to win the Super Bowl. They each opened with a loss. Washington, coming off a loss to Philadelphia at home, will travel to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said in August that "anything short of a Super Bowl is a failure.” If they leave Green Bay empty-handed, it could be a long season for Shanahan.
Here are the teams that lost in Week 1 and their preseason Super Bowl odds. Which teams do you think will be facing an 0-2 hole after this Sunday?
(Odds via Bovada on September 3rd, 2013)