Parity: one of the primary reasons that professional football is America’s most popular sport.
Unlike the NBA or MLB, small market/dark-horse teams are allowed an equal opportunity to succeed like their big market counterparts.
Need proof? The so-called “America’s Team” in Dallas has exactly one playoff win during the last 12 years, while a small market Colts team has nine.
Any number of teams has the ability to make a Super Bowl run this time next year. Here are 10 dark-horse teams that could still be playing in February 2013.