Every NFL team and fanbase goes into each season with optimistic goals. Each team typically expects to be better than it was the previous season and to either contend for or become much closer to contending for a Super Bowl.
Unfortunately, as some teams rise, other teams will fall. Typically, that means there are a few teams each year whose seasons fall apart much worse than expected and who have their championship dreams quickly turn to nightmares.
What would be the worst-case scenario for every team in the NFL? In the following 32 slides, I took a look at one event that could cause each team to fall far short of its expectations or an end result that will be considered unacceptable for that franchise.
These are not expected occurrences, but rather a look at one scenario that each team cannot afford to have happen in 2013. Teams are listed in alphabetical order.