Which Team Has the NFL's Worst Passing Attack?

Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent INovember 29, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 25:  Linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos pressures quarterback Brady Quinn #9 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on November 25, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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We spend so much time debating who's elite that we forget a whole sections of the undefinable that we can endlessly argue about. Namely, who's the worst at something.

Thus, a new genre of NFL banter is born, and I'm here to help you reach your football saturation point. If you even have one.

We're going to delve into the worst three passing offenses and find the correct candidate to take its place atop the porcelain throne.

To create a proper ranking, things like total passing yards had to be removed from the equation. If a team is good, they won't have to throw the ball as much as those constantly playing catch-up. For instance, we won't hold the Chicago Bears' league-worst 1,949 yards against them. 

Now let's get down to the main attraction.


Third Worst: Cleveland Browns

This is actually a compliment for Brandon Weeden. He doesn't steer the worst passing offense in the league. 

He isn't even in the bottom two! Well done, Weeden.

You know it's been a terrible season in Cleveland when those are the only nice words you can find. The Browns average a puny 6.2 yards per attempt and have one more interception than touchdowns (13/12).


Second worst: Arizona Cardinals

Never thought I'd type the following sentence: How badly do Cardinals fans want to see Kevin Kolb?

Seriously, this offense is brutal. The three-headed monster of Kolb, John Skelton and Ryan Lindley has combined to complete 56.7 percent of its passes and has struggled to reach double-digit touchdown throws.

Arizona also has the worst yards-per-attempt average in the league (6.0). That's pathetic but not as bad as the next team.


The Worst: Kansas City Chiefs

A franchise can't start Brady Quinn and expect anyone to ignore it. Better yet, you can't expect opponents not to notice. 

The Chiefs have thrown six touchdowns and 16 interceptions. That's almost impressive in a bizarre way. You have to actively try to be that horrible.

To illustrate the point further, Kansas City signal-callers have posted a league-worst 63.1 quarterback rating. No other team has less than 70.

All hail the Chiefs!