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Surprise NFL Teams That Could Reach the Postseason in 2012

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Surprise NFL Teams That Could Reach the Postseason in 2012
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The road to the NFL playoffs is much more exciting when a few unexpected teams are in the mix toward season's end.

We know teams like the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers will be setting the pace. So, we have to diverge from the norm and check out those with postseason potential despite the lack of anticipation.

A prime example are the Carolina Panthers, who fielded a top-10 offense in 2011 and made some nice defensive improvements for 2012.

We'll try and tackle Cam Newton later, but first let's see who joins the Cats as surprise contenders leading into January.

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