NFL 2012: Five Most Surprising Teams After Week 4

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NFL 2012: Five Most Surprising Teams After Week 4
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The leader of the NFC North is..... Minnesota. Just like everyone had predicted.

The first four weeks of the 2012 NFL season have already provided some thrilling games and story lines. But like every season, things rarely go according to plan. There have been offensive shootouts, defensive struggles and even a game decided by replacement officials (Remember them?).

This season has shown that there aren't many elite teams out there. Only the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals have gotten through the first four games unbeaten.

But there are always the teams that come out of nowhere. Who have been the 49ers, Lions and Bengals of 2012? Which teams are setting themselves up to be unexpected contenders in January? On the other hand, which teams have stumbled out of the gates? Here are the five teams who are the biggest surprises through Week 4.

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