Few things in all of professional sports have the power of preseason expectations. The hopes of fans and the predictions of experts can snowball around a team until the hype surrounding them either comes to fruition or breaks them entirely.
In the NFL, parity allows any team in any given year a chance to become the season's hype machine, but when that hype is not met, expectations can turn an otherwise decent campaign into a total failure (Miami Heat anyone?).
Many teams in the league entered this season with lofty goals, and just as many teams failed to meet them.
Here are the 2011 season's biggest let-down squads.