Week 1 in the NFL is a time for teams to start fresh. Every team is tied at the beginning of the season and has a shot at making it their year. Half of the teams in the league start the season undefeated.
Unfortunately, for most of the teams, that's about as good as it gets.
Due to injuries, lucky plays or just a lucky schedule, many teams start on an optimistic note only to see the rest of the season go downhill.
Week 1 of the 2012 season gave us some great performances and thrilling finishes.
This list looks at five overachieving teams. These teams either looked great on Sunday or did just enough to pull out a victory.
The teams on this list all started their seasons 1-0, but they'll eventually miss the playoffs.
Coincidentally, all five teams come out of the NFC.
The Giants, Cowboys, Packers, Bears, Falcons and 49ers are almost certain locks to make the playoffs. That's the reason that five 1-0 teams will be left out come January.