We're only five weeks into the NFL season, but one more loss for some teams could put them in a big early hole.
Here are six teams that all need to play a little more desperately to get a win in Week 6.
Andy Dalton is second in the league in passing yards, and the Bengals have a middle-of-the-pack defense. But all of that has translated into a record of just 2-3, and another loss would put them even further behind a powerful Steelers team that leads the division.
Here's where the bad news gets worse: Cincinnati travels to New England this week to face Tom Brady in his first home game of the season.
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The defending NFC champs are off to a 1-4 start, and the Falcons are unexpectedly running away with the division.
Cam Newton missed the loss against the Buccaneers with a concussion, but he's been practicing this week and is expected to be cleared in time for Sunday's game in New Orleans -- which is really a must-win for the Panthers, even at this relatively early point in the season.
Philadelphia needs to get back on track after last week's loss to the Lions, and Carson Wentz needs to regain some momentum after throwing his first career interception with the game on the line.
It won't be easy in a division game on the road against the Redskins.
The Cardinals are in the same boat as the Bengals, in that they can't fall to 2-4 with a strong Seahawks team leading the division. The bright side is that they'll be facing a far less difficult matchup.
Arizona got the job done in San Francisco last week without Carson Palmer (concussion), but he'll be back in action Monday night at home against the Jets.
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Green Bay Packers
The Minnesota Vikings have been the league's best team through their 5-0 start, which means the Packers can't afford to stumble if they want to keep pace.
While Green Bay is at home this week, the Packers face a 4-1 Cowboys team that figures to be more than capable of pulling a road upset.
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This is more about Dak Prescott than it is about the Cowboys, who wouldn't really suffer too much from a loss in Green Bay.
But if Dallas wins, the Cowboys will be 5-1 heading into the bye week before a critical Week 8 showdown with the Eagles. Tony Romo may be ready to return by then, but a Dallas win over the Packers might cement Precott as the starting QB.