One Team in Each NFL Division That Could Surprise in 2013

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One Team in Each NFL Division That Could Surprise in 2013
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Every single year around the National Football League, we see certain teams surprise skeptics who said they couldn't contend. 

In 2011, the San Francisco 49ers shocked the football world by winning 13 games under first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh. They were nowhere near the radar of skeptics and experts during the preseason, but the 49ers came an overtime loss away from winning the NFC. 

In 2012, multiple teams stood up and said no to rebuilding. Instead, teams such as the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins made surprising trips to the postseason. For the first time in the modern history of the NFL, teams that had the first and second picks in the draft made it to the playoffs. 

What's in the cards for 2013? Which teams will show up and prove experts wrong? 

This article will focus on one team in each division that could surprise the football world by earning a trip to the playoffs. The odds will be against some of these teams, as they're playing in the best divisions in the NFL, but their talent suggests possible contention. 

Let's take a look. 

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