NFL 2011: Biggest Surprises This Season

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NFL 2011: Biggest Surprises This Season
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Jim Harbaugh has led the 49ers to the NFC West title.

Every year there are a few teams that aren't expected to do very well.

It is usually because a team competes in a tough division, or they don't have great players, or the coaching is poor.

None of these teams played in the playoffs last year, but they will be early favorites to appear in 2012.

As the NFL gets ready for the final regular-season Sunday, here are a few teams that will be talked about during the offseason, even if they don't make the playoffs this year.

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