In a modern NFL season, 10 wins can almost guarantee your team's spot in the hunt for the playoffs. Many teams over the past few years have reached for the magic number 10 but have fallen short and watched their postseason dreams slip away.
Reaching double digit wins does not guarantee a Super Bowl birth or even a prolonged playoff run. However, it does mean additional ticket sales, revenue for the franchise, and good feelings around the entire organization.
Here are the top 10 teams that have a chance of reaching the 10 win mark in 2011 before everyone else.