The Jacksonville Jaguars are the worst team in the NFL. They are 0-4 and have scored a total of 31 points in the first four games of 2013. However, according to ESPN on Sept. 29, Ben Roethlisberger believes his Pittsburgh Steelers are the worse team in the NFL.
Clearly, Pittsburgh isn't the worst team in the league, despite their 0-4 record. The Steelers played the first three games without their rookie starting running back, and when Le'Veon Bell came back this week, he ran for two touchdowns, showing Steelers fans what they might expect from him.
Plus, against the Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson, they came within six yards of tying the game up and sending it into overtime. However, the fact it was a Roethlisberger sack that ended that drive, it is easy to see how he could be down on himself and his team.
The Steelers rank ninth in the NFL in passing yards, but 30th in rushing. With Bell in the lineup, they should improve those numbers, which will give them a more balanced attack and help them start to build wins. They rank third in pass defense as well.
Jacksonville ranks 29th in passing and rushing offense, and dead last in rushing defense. They are a high ninth in passing defense, but no one has to throw the ball to beat the Jaguars.
Pittsburgh has a bye this next week and then they play the New York Jets. Head coach Mike Tomlin has told everyone that their jobs are on the line if the Steelers don't start winning.
"I have great patience," he said. "The team will work to get better. As long as I see belief and effort and we continue to improve, that's what's going to change the outcome of these games. If I don't, (they) ain't going to be a part of it, whoever it may be. It's that simple."