Going into every NFL season, or any sport's season for that matter, there are always a few teams that are just way too hyped up.
This year is no different, as there are several teams who are very overrated. One of these teams has even been dubbed the "Dream Team" and the NFL's Miami Heat.
Now it isn't to say that some of these teams won't make the playoffs or compete for a playoff spot, it's just that they won't go anywhere when and if they do make the postseason.
So, here are the five most overrated teams in the NFL according to myself.
The Rams were put on this list in large part because I just needed a fifth team, as nobody really expects them to do anything special this season.
With that said, however, I don't see them winning more games than they did last year or winning the NFC West. I believe that title will belong to the Arizona Cardinals.
Kevin Kolb had some pretty impressive games when he was given the chance, and with possibly the league's best receiver in Larry Fitzgerald, I see him having a very nice year.
Sam Bradford did have a pretty decent year last season, and probably will again this year, but the Rams are just too shallow at receiver to have a great passing game.
Their defense is below average as well, and I'd say a second or third place finish in the division is likely for St. Louis.
Yes, the Jets will make the playoffs. No, they will not reach another AFC Championship game or win the AFC East.
They still have a great defense, but their offense has a lot of question marks around it.
They lost a very productive Braylon Edwards to free agency, and you can't be sure how well Plaxico Burress will be as a replacement. He was just in jail for two years, we shouldn't be jumping to any conclusions because of a few catches in a preseason game against one of the league's worst defenses.
As far as the quarterback position goes, Mark Sanchez is average at best.
While he did improve on his woeful 2009, Sanchez was still not very good in 2010. He threw just 17 touchdowns to 13 interceptions, with a completion percentage under 55 percent and a 75 passer rating. People who think that he will just have some great breakout season are living in a fantasy world.
The Jets will be good this year, but will not find themselves in another conference title game.
The Lions are certainly well on their way to being a very good football team, but they still have some time until they get to that point.
Despite all the talent on the defensive line, Detroit is still pretty average on defense, and we have no idea how healthy Nick Fairley will be when he steps onto the field again.
On the offensive side of the ball, they do have one of the league's most talented players in Calvin Johnson, but Matt Stafford is a big question mark. He's still very young, and I think he has great potential, but his health is a concern.
I'm not buying Jahvid Best either. Yes, he'll be getting the load this season, but he still averaged a measly 3.2 yards per carry last year.
We could see the Lions in the 2013 playoffs, but I don't see it happening this year for them.
The Texans have a good offense on paper, but even with the addition of Johnathan Joseph, their defense is still bad.
I'm not even buying their offense completely. Arian Foster and Andre Johnson are great, but Matt Schaub is easily the league's most overrated quarterback.
The Texans went 2-6 against teams over .500 last year, and specifically Schaub struggled in those games. He threw just 10 touchdowns to eight interceptions in those games, and had an average passer rating in those games of 82.15. The 82.15 passer rating is decent, but is down quite a bit from his season average and is skewed from a 123.9 rating against the Chiefs in Week 6.
The Texans will be competitive and fun to watch, but the Colts are still the kings of the South.
You knew it was coming. Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles are the most overrated team going into the 2011 NFL season.
I think the Eagles will win their division (although I wouldn't be surprised if Dallas did), but they should not be a favorite in the NFC.
Like the Texans, they will be fun to watch, but they have plenty of question marks.
First off, the offensive line is absolutely terrible. It's not even a question mark, because everyone can see that the line stinks and it really can't be disputed.
The defense has some holes also, especially at the linebacker position, where they are just incredibly small.
But the real problem with the Eagles might just be quarterback Michael Vick. In my opinion, his big contract was a huge mistake. He has talent, but he wore down a lot towards the end of last season and I don't expect him to have quite as good of a season this year.
And let's be honest, running quarterbacks just don't typically win in this league. Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are the last six Super Bowl winning quarterbacks.
The Eagles should be good this season, good enough to make the playoffs, but not good enough to get to the conference title game.