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Reranking the 2012 NFC Passing Attacks
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It's that time of the year again: the NFL purgatory between the previous season and the beginning of free agency.  

Instead of sulking around in a state of combined hibernation and depression I’ve labeled “hibernession," I have decided that it would be more compelling to end this season the way I began it: analyzing the thing that I already miss. 

Before the 2012 NFL season, I wrote an article in which I ranked the NFC passing attacks.  After a full season in which we saw quarterback changes, wide receiver progressions and the emergence of several rookies, I thought it would be interesting to revisit the list to see where teams ended up compared to their outlook before the season.

In this slideshow, teams are ranked according to their passing attacks alone, taking into account how the quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends and running backs performed in their respective passing attacks over the course of the 2012 regular season. 

This will only be an examination of each teams performance in this area over this past season as opposed to a look at how they should fare next season.

To accomplish this, the stat lines of each team’s quarterback, top two receivers and tight end will be stated and analyzed.  Also, in the interest of accountability, the difference between how teams currently rank versus my preseason prediction will be listed beside the team’s name.

*All stats compiled from NFL.com and ESPN.com

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