NFL Teams Most Likely to Miss the Playoffs in 2018

When you think of this concept, the Cleveland Browns first come to mind. It’s where player’s careers go to die. But it’s not just the Browns that most likely won’t make the playoffs. Here, we’re looking at the NFL teams most likely to miss the playoffs in 2018.

The Top Ten

1 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts The Indianapolis Colts are an American football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

Andrew Luck's miraculous escape from the glue factory might lead this team to 5 wins instead of 4 this year! - Satire

Surprised to see the Colts over the Browns? Don’t be. Andrew Luck may be throwing a little again, but his shoulder is still in rough shape. Also to note, the Browns have the better quarterback situation than the Colts. Never thought I’d say that. They have a healthy Tyrod Taylor and a rookie in Baker Mayfield. Indianapolis has a hurt starting quarterback and a decent at best backup in Jacoby Brissett. Not to mention there’s little depth at receiver behind T.Y. Hilton, a backfield without a longtime veteran named Frank Gore, and an unknown defense. It’ll be a couple of years before the Colts get back on track. - PackFan2005

Even with Andrew Luck I'd be shocked if they manage to have a higher record than any of their other division rivals. Houston looks promising again, Tennessee looks way better, and Jacksonville is on a terror of sacking everyone's lights out cold. - htoutlaws2012

2 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football franchise based in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Arizona should start up the tank. Most of their players are around 30 and have very little left.Seriously Sam Bradford will probably be out by week 6. Larry Fitzgerald is coming down to the end of the wire and yeah basically one injury will throw this team off completely. The smart move would be to win hardly any games to get the #1 overall pick - Randomator

Exactly you need young talent at this rate, because a lot of the roster is more older veterans carry the team. This could be Larry's final year as a Cardinal. - htoutlaws2012

Here are Arizona’s quarterbacks. Two journeymen, and an inexperienced rookie. That’s just one downside. Larry Fitzgerald is getting up there in age, and after he retires, what receivers will they have. They’ll rely too heavily on David Johnson, who is coming off of a season on injured reserve. The only bright spot is their defense, who is being headed by Patrick Peterson and other quality players. Still, it won’t be enough for them to revert back to 2015 form. - PackFan2005

Ugh... if there smart they should win VERY less games in order to build in the right way by not getting wasted spaced of 30 year old players who are proven to have some weird red flag on them over the years. - htoutlaws2012

3 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League as a member team of the American Football Conference North division. more.

What do you expect, they're the Browns!

I mean after 0-16 the only way to go is up but it’s not going to be enough for playoffs. Anything more than 2 wins will be a surprise - Randomator


Just get this to number one. We all know they’re probably going to go 0-16 again. Baker Mayfield might get arrested (again) and suspended. They got nothing from the Draft, but did get decent free agents. But, I don’t see them even getting CLOSE to the Super Bowl with all the injuries and drugs. I have lost all hopes in the Browns at this point - KingSlayer93316

Here they are. They oddly selected Baker Mayfield with the first pick and passed on Bradley Chubb. It’s already shaping up to be another bottom line season in Cleveland. Their receiving corps is a positive, as they’ve got Josh Gordon, Jarvis Landry, and Corey Coleman. Their defense looks a bit better, but it still needs improvement. Despite some positives, the Browns will not make the playoffs in 2018. - PackFan2005

Seeing that Hue is on pace to be the worst head coach in history of the NFL, might as well finish the job by finishing below.500 and thus end the Hue Jackson era because frankly he was not meant to be a head coach of this caliber. - htoutlaws2012

4 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football franchise located in the Miami metropolitan area.

Does anyone think the Dolphins will make the playoffs this year? For you seldom few, let me discuss something. Miami has lost three key players who contributed to their 2016 playoff season. Jarvis Landry, whom they traded to the Browns. Ndamukong Suh, who despite being labeled a dirty player, stayed consistent with the Dolphins. Now he’s lining up with Aaron Donald in Los Angeles. Then there’s pro bowl center Mike Pouncey, who found his way to the other Los Angeles team. Bottom line, it’ll be an upward climb to the playoffs for the Dolphins. - PackFan2005

5 New York Jets New York Jets The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.

Looking at there schedule the only winnable games I see are the Dolphins, Browns,Colts and Bears. Outside of that nothing real winnable. This team doesn’t have much but what they do have isn’t enough - Randomator

They’re even worse off than the Browns. Plenty of quarterbacks, but will they put up points and win games? Their receiving corps is close to garbage, near no depth at running back after Matt Forte’s retirement, a depleted defensive line, and a blank defensive backfield with a bright light in Jamal Adams. Did I mention they’re in a division with the Patriots? They will not make the playoffs. - PackFan2005

6 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals currently compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference North division.

Another team trying to get back to its 2015 form. Enter Marvin Lewis. He’s brought the Bengals to the playoffs seven times, and he’s lost all those games. His firing is long overdue, and yet they gave him an extension after the 2017 season. Their quarterback is decent, they have a good group of receivers, their running back room is stable, and their defense is fine. It’s their head coach that’s holding them back. Sorry Cincinnati, he should’ve been gone years ago. - PackFan2005

7 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys hope Dak Prescott can get their team back to the playoffs again. Only this time, it’ll be without Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. It’s odd to think that their number one wide receiver in 2018 may be Terrance Williams. Behind him are only Allen Hurns, Cole Beasley, Tavon Austin, and rookie Michael Gallup. On defense, they’re injury prone, and it won’t be enough to get them to the playoffs this year. - PackFan2005

8 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division.
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I like what they’re doing on both sides of the ball, but it may be a couple more years before they are playoff ready. Their offense is constantly suffering injury after injury, which is affecting Tampa’s ability to win. But with a strong defensive line and a young quarterback, we may see them in the postseason in a few years. Just not this year. - PackFan2005

10 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that competes in the National Football League.

Offense is a big concern. And they are in a division with Atlanta and New Orleans. Playoffs? Not impossible but not likely - Randomator

I don’t like the direction the Panthers are going in. Cam Newton isn’t consistent with the pass, and his receivers aren’t helping. Their offensive line isn’t the same it once was, and their defensive backfield is talent deprived. The only things I like about their team at the moment are their running backs, defensive line, and their linebackers. Otherwise, they could be set up for another 6-10 season. - PackFan2005

The Contenders

11 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos are an American football team based in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

Want to be like how they were when they won Super Bowl 50, but oh wait, look at that, they can't!

It all depends on Case Keenum. If he plays like he did in Minnesota they have a shot at winning a decent amount of games.The defense is mostly still intact so playoffs aren’t entirely out of the question - Randomator

12 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area that competes in the National Football League. Buffalo Bills had the longest playoff drought of any team which came to an end in 2017.

They don’t have a good QB unless Allen plays good.The offensive side has some concerns however the defense is decent so maybe they can get the edge in enough games to go to the playoffs in back to back years - Randomator

The quarterback with the most starting experience on the Bills currently is AJ McCarron. And he’s only started a few games. Then it’s just Nathan Peterman and Josh Allen. They don’t have enough talent at receiver, but at least they have a strong defense. Can that carry them to the playoffs again? No, probably not. - PackFan2005

Anybodies guess at QB most likely the 6'5 Josh Allen, They got an elite running back carrying a very sluggish passing game with mostly no name targets. Offensive line is a big concern they lost Incognito, and Wood during the off-season could Josh Allen be the most sacked QB maybe. Buffalo does have a talented defense all around that can carry them especially in tough divisional opponent maybe squeak a few wins to get a push somewhere. - htoutlaws2012

13 New England Patriots New England Patriots The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region. New England Patriots are one of the few teams to have 5+ wins in the Super Bowl.

I doubt they miss the playoffs. Unless something happens to Tom Brady. - PackFan2005

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