NFL 2012 Schedule: 5 Matchups That Won't Live Up to Hype

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NFL 2012 Schedule: 5 Matchups That Won't Live Up to Hype
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There are plenty of games on the 2012 NFL schedule that will be hyped by many, but in the end, will turn into complete flops. It happens every season, and this year will be no different. 

Last year at this time, it was still the Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots matchup that had everybody antsy for football to return. Then, one Peyton Manning injury later, the matchup turned into what most thought would be a laugher for the Patriots.

Teams change from year to year. There are bad teams on paper, right now, that will give us a phenomenal game with playoff implications in December.    

But the opposite is true too. Good teams on paper will be bad, and those top-flight games will turn into sleepers. 

Here are the five matchups in 2012 that won't come close to living up to the hype. 

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