Ranking the Top 10 One-Year Turnarounds in NFL History

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Ranking the Top 10 One-Year Turnarounds in NFL History
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Now that the 2013-14 NFL season is officially over, it is time to look ahead to the offseason.

Fans of the Seattle Seahawks will spend their time basking in the knowledge that their team is unquestionably the best in the league. All other fans will simply hope that their teams spend the next few months putting the pieces together for a better run next year.

While the NFL prides itself on parity, the reality is that not every team will be competitive in 2014. However, fans can still hang onto the hope that their team, no matter how bad it was last season, can have a chance to chase the Lombardi Trophy.

One-year turnarounds might be a rarity in the National Football League, but we have seen plenty of recent examples. Just this past season, the Kansas City Chiefs improved their win total by an incredible nine games from the year before.

Who will be next year's surprise turnaround team? That's a little difficult to determine at this point in the offseason.

What we can determine is which team ranks as the greatest one-year turnaround of past years. Over the next few slides, we will take a look back at the 10 best.

While every team on this list accomplished something remarkable, each entry will be ranked based on total win improvement, postseason results and long-term success.


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