The common theme in the playoffs is to expect the unexpected. 2012 will be no different.
A nine-win New York Giants team goes into Lambeau Field and defeats the 15-1 Green Bay Packers in 2011. The 7-9 Seattle Seahawks defeat the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in the first round in 2010.
This story has been repeated over and over again.
Here are 12 teams or players that will get exposed when the playoffs start next weekend. You will see teams that finished with the best regular-season record and important players who got them there on this list.
As I said before, expect the unexpected.
Note: This article only includes teams that have clinched a playoff spot or are favored to (Washington Redskins).