Trap Game: A game that pits a heavily favored team against an inferior opponent with outside circumstances that may effect the expected outcome.
Above is an attempt to define a term that is all too often mentioned around the NFL when good teams wind up losing in bad games. Tough travel situations, poor historical performance in certain locales and heightened emotion for one team are all some of the "usual suspects" when it comes to predicting these games.
2012 has no shortage of intrigue and backstory off the field that can add fuel to these games—not to mention the promise that some underperforming teams from last season could be moving up.
Here are some of the most dangerous trap games for teams to beware of in 2012.