A few weeks ago, I wrote that western teams were 0-9 when they travel to play a team in the Eastern Time Zone. Since then, the Raiders lost in Baltimore, the Cardinals lost in Carolina and the Seahawks lost in Miami to make that record 0-12.
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That doesn't include the Chargers loss to the Saints in London two weeks ago.
In my first post, there were a lot of theories to why this is happening. It cannot be the travel alone; Eastern teams are 7-7 this season when they head west. I think it is because the mental clock of the western teams are screwy. Eleven of the 12 games were played at 1:00 p.m. ET which would feel like 10:00 a.m. to someone living on the west coast.
One commenter plainly stated the obvious: the western teams suck. The Cardinals, Seahawks, 49ers, Raiders, and Chargers are a combined 16-29 (the Cards and Niners play tonight, giving one of them a victory and the other a loss). Of those 16 wins, five were against one of the other western teams. Five more were against the Rams, Chiefs or Lions ... who are 2-7, 1-8 and 0-9, respectively.
West Coast Teams Still Can't Deal With the Eastern Time Zone (0-12) originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 10 Nov 2008 04:24:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.