5 NFL Teams Set for Breakout Seasons in 2014

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5 NFL Teams Set for Breakout Seasons in 2014
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Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III

In every season since the NFL expansion of 1995, no fewer than four teams have reached the playoffs after failing to reach the postseason the previous year. 

For as long as the NFC South has existed, the division has never had a repeat champion. 

These are great testaments to the playoff parity that the NFL experiences year in and year out and don't expect things to change in 2014. 

Around the NFL, teams have been filling holes and adding talent through free agency and the draft. Some have held their focus on building for the future while others are going out and spending big cash in the effort to see instant results. 

Each strategy has its own merits, as teams who continuously rebuild through the draft often end up with a deep roster and low salary while teams who spend big in free agency are able to find experienced veterans whom they feel can immediately fit into their lineup and contribute to a potential Super Bowl run. 

Regardless of a team's offseason mentality, they can also take a step back or step forward based on development of the players already on the roster, as well as the potential impact of coaching changes that see new schemes and philosophies introduced. 

Based on these factors, read on to find out which non-playoff teams are set for breakout seasons in 2014. 

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