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NFL Power Rankings: Ranking the Best Under-.500 Teams for 2012

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NFL Power Rankings: Ranking the Best Under-.500 Teams for 2012
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The Panthers looked like one of the most improved teams in 2011 moving to 6-10 with their stellar rookie Cam Newton

The NFL offseason is officially upon us. And you know what that means.

It means seven months without our beloved game. It means we have to sit through the upcoming baseball season over the summer before our game returns.

It means it's never to early to preview the next season.

Everyone wants to know how consistent the more successful teams can be the next year.

But what all sports fans really love, what they really watch their games for, is the thought that someone down in the dumps can rise up and fight their way back into the light.

Enter every under-.500 team in the NFL last year.

We are going to take a look at every team that couldn't manage eight wins in 2011 and see how they may fare in 2012, their prospect of breaking even and the possibility of making it to the postseason.

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