Which teams are riding into the 2012 NFL season with high expectations, and which teams are not getting major publicity during the offseason but could make a major impact this fall?
NFL Lead Writers Josh Zerkle and Matt Miller break it down, giving you the low-down on which teams are playing with major pressure to perform and a few candidates to go from "worst-to-first."
The San Francisco 49ers had an improbable run through the 2011 season, taking them all the way to the NFC Championship Game. With a Super Bowl berth so close, the 49ers enter the season as favorites to make it back this fall. Can they rise up to those expectations?
Looking for under-the-radar-teams to make a run this year? Find out who Josh and Matt like as their dark-horse candidates and be sure to let us know who you like as a team with high expectations or one running below the radar.