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6 NFL Teams That Will Surprise Fans the Most in 2012
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Every single NFL season there are teams that step up from the previous year and prove all the skeptics wrong. Some of these teams had been existing in mediocrity for quite some time, while others had not lived up to lofty expectations in previous seasons.

The 2011 season saw the San Francisco 49ers jump out of the gate, winning nine of their first 10 games en route to an NFC Championship appearance—this, after the 49ers had not made the playoffs in an entire decade prior.

They faced off against a nine-win New York Giants team that was picked to finish third in the NFC East behind the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, by most media outlets.

We all know how that turned out. 

This article is going to focus on a few different teams in the league that are going to surprise their fans heading into the 2012 season.

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