Since the NFL went to 12 playoff teams in 1990, there have been three teams that started 0-3 and made the postseason: the 1998 Bills, the 1995 Lions and the 1992 Chargers (started 0-4). And since 1990, only 24.4 percent of teams to start 1-2 have made the playoffs.
Can this year's projected playoff contenders still rescue their seasons and make the playoffs? NFL Nation reporters break down each team.
If the Texans are going to come back from 1-2 to make the playoffs, the AFC South might be the division to do it in. Yes, the Jaguars look better, but if quarterback Deshaun Watson plays as well as he did on Sunday against the Patriots and keeps improving -- Sunday was only his second career start -- this will be a different Texans team than the one Jacksonville dominated in Week 1. Sunday’s game against the Titans will be a good test to see which direction the Texans are heading, and it could be a big one in the standings as well. With a loss, Houston would start 0-2 in the division, with both losses coming at home.