Top Ten Most Disappointing Teams of the 2018 NFL SeasonThese are the teams that had sky high expectations for 2018, and had the talent to do so. While some expected the Super Bowl, they fell flat on their faces. Here, we’re looking at the top ten most disappointing NFL teams of the 2018 season.
This team made the 2017 AFC title game, and had high expectations for 2018. But now they are last in the AFC South. And the thing is, they didn't have many big injuries. The team was still stacked. But the players didn't live up to the preseason hype.
Not at all with a average quarterback u should know they were gonna suck
As a Jaguar fan, injuries got the better of them. - DoroExploro13
I thought they were going into the season ready for another Superbowl run. Evidently I was wrong - SirSheep
In 2017, their playoff hopes were derailed when quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone. But coming into 2018, with all-pro tight end Jimmy Graham and a rising star in Davante Adams, people expected the Packers to make a deep playoff run. Aaron Rodgers was healthy, had a plethora of targets, and a great offensive line. The defense was also looking to be revamped with new defense coordinator Mike Pettine, with talent such as first round rookie Jaire Alexander and rising star Kenny Clark. Instead of a playoff run, the Packers fell flat on their faces. An early season knee injury to Rodgers was the first block off the jenga tower for Green Bay. While the defense looked improved, the offense was bland and inconsistent under Mike McCarthy. Special teams was also awful under Ron Zook, as they averaged one kickoff/punt fumble a game. Things reached a tipping point in Green Bay when they lost to the Cardinals, arguably the NFL’s worst team. Hours after the game, they fired longtime ...more
They are easily the biggest disappointment of 2018. They were projected for big things this year yet they underperformed and failed to deliver. 5-8-1 is terrible for a team that was in the SB conversation to start the season. This team needs major adjustments in the offseason.
I was definitely expecting a lot more out of them this season. Could this be the end?
If anything I’m surprised they ended the same as last year even WITH Rodgers. Last year they had the excuse of not having Rodgers for a majority of the season. This year they don’t have that excuse. I will say this however Firing McCarthy was the right move. Maybe it will send a wake up call to get some talent around Rodgers while he’s still in his prime
After defying expectations in the 2017 playoffs by beating the Rams in the wild card and nearly beating the Eagles in the divisional round, most expected a super bowl run similar to 2016 for this team. After all, they have talent on all faces of the team. Instead, they fell way below expectations en route to their first losing season since 2014. Perhaps the failure could be caused somewhat by their stale offense under Steve Sarkisian. He needs to go for this team to actually score points when it matters most. Another part of the blame could be the defense, who lost Keanu Neal (ACL), Ricardo Allen (Achilles), and Deion Jones (Foot) in the first three weeks of the season. Their defense fell apart after that, and let even the most basic offenses score big against them. Despite boasting big names on offense, defense, and special teams, they just could not get anything going this season. There is always next season. - PackFan2005
I at least expected them to get into the playoffs. - SirSheep
They had injuries so - WorldPuncher47592834
Unlike most of the other teams on this list, the Panthers started 2018 hot. At one point, they were 6-2 and in prime position for the playoffs. But for some reason, after getting drubbed 52-21 by the Steelers, they were never the same. Their defense suddenly became beatable, and Cam Newton flashed inconsistency, using his rushing ability less and his arm more. Speaking of his arm, a shoulder injury may be the cause of his inconsistencies. Finally, after dropping to 6-8, they benched Cam Newton for the season, ending their playoff push for 2018. I am still not sure what happened to them after that Steelers loss. - PackFan2005
Apparently Pittsburgh broke the Panthers. Ever since then they’ve sucked. I have a feeling it was because their defense got exposed by the black and gold brigade - Randomator
It’s just that they can’t win a 50/50 game to save their live. Had they won @Detriot and vsSeattle, they’d be 8-6 at worst, and be almost certainly in the playoff
Coming off of an improbable super bowl win with backup quarterback turned hero Nick Foles, the Eagles loaded themselves in the free agency, most notably signing former Seahawks standout Michael Bennett. They looked absolutely loaded, and primed for another super bowl run with a healthy Carson Wentz. But, they soon became the most injury hit team in the NFL besides their division rival Washington Redskins. Most of their starting cornerbacks had been placed on injured reserve by mid season, and things got so bad that they had to have wide receivers play at cornerback in practice. Their once potent defense became flimsy. Their offense also stalled, with Carson Wentz not recapturing his 2017 MVP level form, despite Philadelphia trading for Golden Tate at mid season. The offensive line also regressed, with Jason Kelce being the lone consistently good lineman. Despite overflowing with talent, they had a super bowl slump, and they are currently fighting for their playoff lives as I type this. - PackFan2005
Yeah, the fact that literally half of the team's roster was injured at some point in the season is the biggest reason why they haven't played as well as they did last year. It's also extremely difficult to repeat as Super Bowl champs and the Patriots went 8-8 in 2002, the year after they won THEIR first Super Bowl. Just wait until we get our team back and we'll be fine. It's not a disappointment if its barely the same team from a season ago. - phillysports
Everyone thought with Carson wentz they would be due for another ring but injuries got the better of them
Well this looks kind of dumb here now. With all the injuries this team had this year, they majorly surpassed expectations and made the playoffs. They fought through all that adversity and I could not be prouder of them. - phillysports
Expectations were mixed for them to begin with, with journeyman quarterback Case Keenum at the helm, but boy were they disappointing. They started off so promising, but regressed to the point of no return. Despite having the deadly duo of Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, their defense often gave up on crucial moments. The offense was borderline bad this year, with Phillip Lindsay being the lone bright spot. Vance Joseph needs to go for them. - PackFan2005
Well Joe Flacco isn't going to help anything. - SirSheep
Case Keenum was a lot batter in the Vikings
because of the Minneapolis Miracle. - WorldPuncher47592834
I thought they would have a chance to make noise with their defense but the offense was terrible. Phillip Lindsay was really the only positive. Case Keenum was nothing like he was in Minnesota last year. To be fair he’s probably the best they’ve had since Peyton Manning retired but he still wasn’t great. This offseason if I were them I’d try to get some help on the offensive side of the ball. And I wouldn’t be shocked if Vance Joseph was fired. He’s done absolutely nothing besides driving this team into the ground - Randomator
Typical Minnesota team. Promise everything,produce nothing
It was super bowl or bust when the Vikings signed quarterback Kirk Cousins to a lucrative deal. After all, if journeyman Case Keenum could get them to the NFC Championship, then just imagine what Cousins could do with the same talent. He had three above average receivers in Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, and Kyle Rudolph, a young and promising running back in Dalvin Cook, and their defense was as stout as ever. But things quickly took a turn for the worse early on in the season. Their already weak offensive line was decimated with injuries, putting Kirk Cousins under constant pressure. Dalvin Cook was not what he seemed to be, missing time due to injury once again, and being rendered ineffective when playing. Even their once potent defense was an issue. They lost promising first round rookie Mike Hughes to a torn ACL, and injuries spread around the defense after that. They could not even get a break with special teams, when Tucker Carlson continued their kicking curse. And after week 14, ...more - PackFan2005
Before 2018, people were hyped for this team, with Jimmy Garappolo about to lead them. Many thought a playoff run was in store. The first two weeks looked fine for them, but then, disaster struck. Their franchise quarterback tore his ACL, which led to yet another dismal season in the Bay Area. C.J. Beathard did not look too good, but Nick Mullens looked promising as backup material. They had better hope Jimmy Garappolo stays healthy in 2018, because he is the only way they will ever make the playoffs.
If you ask me, they have been much better since Nick Mullens took over under center. Plus, no one projected Garoppolo to go down with an injury so it's not fair to put them this high on the list.
We could have done a lot better, and even been in the running for a wild card spot if it weren't for injuries to half of out starters
Maybe next season they will be a legitimate super bowl contender
As much as I hate to admit it they really have not done well this year. Team hasn't been close to top notch and lack of clear direction from coaching is making it worse. I think it's time Cincy gets some new coaches so it can stand a chance in 2019.
Started the year off promising, but fell flat as injuries piled up. I wouldn’t be surprised if they finally divorced with Marvin Lewis. - PackFan2005
They had a huge 12-4 2016 season, but fell flat with 6-10 in 2017. They rushed Jack Del Rio out to hire their former head coach Jon Gruden to help make their team contenders again. They had the talent to make a deep playoff run. Key word, had. Their first mistake was trading Khalil Mack to the Bears (which I am still pissed about), who then proceeded to become a breakout star. Another mistake was trading Amari Cooper to the Cowboys, where he soon became a breakout star. Now they are severely talent deprived, and trudged through a miserable season. They even fired their general manager, Reggie McKenzie. Jon Gruden clearly runs the show there. I think they need a complete roster gutting.
Mark Davis is an idiot. Trades away their best players. Talks about nothing but Vegas (even rooted for the Golden Knights when they were playing the Sharks in the playoffs). He's put himself deep in debt. His team is like the worst in the league. Despite this he still calls his fans the best and posts "Just win baby" at every game.
I didn't think that they would be good, just I didn't expect them to be this bad.
The giants will always be disappointing if they have such a bad defense
The Giants suck
Well, to an extent, the Patriots are disappointing despite the winning record. These are not the Patriots of the past, losing the strangest of games. They got slammed by the Jaguars, beat by the Lions, decimated by the Titans, fell victim to the Miami Miracle, and made crucial mistakes against the Steelers. Who is this team? What is their identity? Ladies and gentlemen, the Patriots are officially moving out of their dynasty.
Patriots Dynasty: 2001-2017. - PackFan2005
They are in the toughest division in football. I mean they have to play the bills and jets twice every year...wow!
Just unlucky and anyone who says otherwise is stupid
They are 11-5 and they get the first round bye. - WorldPuncher47592834
We are in 13 place and you say where BAD
Was looking' good there for a while. Now I'm just very sad
We are the best in the NFL!
Unless your like me, and you saw this team take a major step back, than yeah can't say I told you so we'd be sitting in last place. One more implosion and a new era may commence entirely from Patriot Way to QB I'm curious what Bob Quinn will do this off-season.
The dolphins made the most memorable play of the season in this season to defeat Tom Brady. - WorldPuncher47592834
Ugh... maybe the first half of football you could say that, but the second half of the season no they played significantly much better, and passionate football, and let Baker Mayfield be more like Baker Mayfield, and Nick Chubb would also explode on the scene. Browns were a surprise to see how much they have improved, an all they need now is the right head coach.
They are not disappointing because no one had high expectations for them anyway. If anything, they have vastly improved since 2017, winning 6 games.
They haven't won even 1 super bowl
16 and 0 in 2016
I wouldn't say disappointing the team had low expectations and were expected to be terrible as I saw it coming the worst team in football nevertheless.
Well they are just very stupid putting a bad quarterback/rookie over Carson Palmer
Not really disappointing when people expected them to be terrible.
2018: Just another mediocre playoff-less Cardinals NFL season