2012 NFL Preview: 4 Teams That Are Doomed to Be Awful This Season

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2012 NFL Preview: 4 Teams That Are Doomed to Be Awful This Season
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Expect Vikings fans and players to look a lot like this during the 2012 NFL season.

With only about a month until training camp starts for most NFL teams, fans are noticing a lot of optimism surrounding nearly every team. As well they should considering that no games have been played in the 2012 season. Today everybody is 0-0 and the possibility of a Super Bowl title exists for everyone.

Well almost everyone. There are realists out there that know deep in their hearts that their team will not contend in 2012.

Even though the NFL is known for parity and for being the "not for long" league, there is a dark side to that parity. The dark side includes those four or five teams that drop to the bottom of their divisions and ultimately the entire league with more than 10 losses in their 16-game season.

The following teams are not entering 2012 as Super Bowl contenders. After only a few weeks of play, their playoff hopes in 2012 will extinguish and all attention will turn to the 2013 NFL draft, where they will have a viable chance at getting the No. 1 overall pick. 

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