5 NFL Teams That Need To Prove They're The Real Deal

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5 NFL Teams That Need To Prove They're The Real Deal
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For my first article on B/R, I decided to make an article discussing the top 5 NFL squads that I feel have the most to prove this upcoming season in terms of how great their fans and the media expect them to be.

My case in point: The 2008 Cleveland Browns. I understand a lot of people didn't expect them to have a season as surprisingly great as they did, but most people didn't expect them to slide to 4-12 from a 10-6 record the previous year. I did, however. I saw that Derek Anderson had himself a gunslinging, - outlier-type campaign, that Braylon Edwards showed unusually solid hands, and that the struggles of the Baltimore Ravens helped them rise to the top of an easy division that year, aside from the ever-present Pittsburgh Steelers.

In order for a team to make this list, they first have to somewhat widely be considered a "legitimate contender" to make the playoffs; if they aren't, then they wouldn't have to prove to me, or to anybody else, that they mean business come playoff time because they aren't "good" in the first place. Make sense?

Alright... and so, without further ado, "5 NFL Teams That Need To Prove They're The Real Deal."

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