2011 NFL Predictions: 6 Teams That Will Make Playoffs After Missing Last Year

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2011 NFL Predictions: 6 Teams That Will Make Playoffs After Missing Last Year
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Competitive balance has long been a hallmark of the NFL and is part of what makes the league so wildly successful. On any given Sunday, any given team can win any given game. 

The balance, or parity, that exists within the league provides fans with close, exciting games every week and enables a team that finished last in their division one year to become a contender the following season.

Since 1996, an average of six teams make the playoffs each year after missing the playoffs the previous year.

Here is my list of six non-playoff teams from 2010 that will make it to the playoffs this season.  

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