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Remember them? The team that began last season 10--0 got smashed by the Jaguars to remain 0 for '09 (including a playoff loss to Baltimore last January). "This season is getting away from us," said defensive end Jevon Kearse. And it's getting harder: Tennessee plays Indy and New England the next two weeks.
That didn't take long. The Red Wings' perennially uneven goaltender Chris Osgood faced only 23 shots in Detroit's opener—and he let four of them get past him in a loss to St. Louis. "A weird game," he said after blowing a 3--1 lead. Game 2? Osgood was on the bench.
Certainly not the former Dolphins deep threat and five-time Pro Bowl choice, but rather the Ravens veteran who has averaged 33 receiving yards the last three weeks and who dropped a "perfect pass" (his words) at the nine-yard line to seal Baltimore's loss to the Pats.
They lost 97 games (their most since '91), dropped their last 15 on the road and settled next to K.C. in the AL Central cellar. No other AL team fell off more than Cleveland did from its 81--81 in '08. And this was awkward: Eric Wedge managed the last six games even after he was fired.