In the NFL, it seems like one thing is guaranteed: Something no one expects to happen will happen. That usually means at least one playoff team from the previous year not doing so hot.
There are 12 playoff teams from 2011. Which ones have the best chance of falling short in 2012? Whether it is roster changes, exceeding expectations or a more difficult schedule, at least one team seems to drop in every year. It's nearly impossible to predict which team will fall, but there are a few with significantly higher odds than others.
Dropping from the playoffs to the top 10 of the draft is a big fall, but at least one team seems bound to do it. Let's look at four candidates.