The 2012 NFL campaign is rearing its head, and for now the field is wide open.
Summer is the season of optimism in professional football, and in a league that's becoming increasingly offensive-minded, a handful of teams are on the upswing, ready to light up scoreboards as September rolls in.
But who has the best second-stringers on offense? It's a seemingly inane question for now, but as the year goes on, it becomes a key determinant in who reaches the postseason.
The Chicago Bears were bit hard by the injury bug and subsequently spiraled out of playoff contention. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, were buoyed by running back Ben Tate and quarterback T.J. Yates when starters went down.
Who has the deepest set of backups thus far? Let's explore.
Note: "Backups" are determined through a standard two-receiver, two-back, one-tight end formation and are based on most recently updated depth charts.