NFL Predictions Week 1: Five Teams Ready To Surprise

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NFL Predictions Week 1: Five Teams Ready To Surprise
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With the NFL season set to start in a little over 24 hours, expectations are high for fans and players alike.

Before the opening kickoff, they can dare to be a little unrealistic in their hopes for the upcoming year.

Right now the defending champion New Orleans Saints and the NFC cellar-dwelling St. Louis Rams both have the same record: 0-0.

Once week one is in the books reality must set in for some of those fans. Those who are convinced that their team's 5-11 record in 2009 was simply a mirage will be jolted back to the real world.

However, some teams actually will surprise in the upcoming season. Last year, the Cincinnati Bengals shocked the NFL by finishing at the top of the AFC North division.

Every season there are a few teams that exceed expectations, justifying their fanbases' wild dreams.

Here are a few teams that have a shot to be the 2010 version of the Bengals.

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