The 2012 NFL season has its fair share of underachieving teams. The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions lead a crowded field of franchises who should hang their collective head in shame.
The balance of the group is slanted more toward the NFC, indicating the greater level of parity in that conference. Six teams from that side of the NFL landscape make this list.
Among them are three teams who failed to make it out of the NFC East. Once commonly regarded as the the strongest division in football, the East has grown significantly weaker in the last 20 years.
Over in the AFC, one repeat offender makes an appearance. Only wholesale changes will cure the cycle of underachievement for this AFC West outfit.
They are joined by the record Super Bowl winners, who will be struggling to work out how they missed the playoffs.
Here is the list of teams who have underachieved the most during the 2012 NFL regular season.