The 5 Biggest Pretenders in the NFL

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The 5 Biggest Pretenders in the NFL
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Every NFL season, a number of teams shoot out of the gates as unstoppable forces. Fans, writers and analysts alike quickly jump the bandwagon, hyping their every move. Before long, they are at the bottom of the standings where they belong.

This season is no different, showcasing some of the most surprising turnarounds in a long time.

Teams who have spent time as the worst of the worst for years—such as the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, and San Francisco 49ers—are suddenly the cream of the crop.

Soon, many of the teams hovering around playoff contention will start to fall off, proving themselves to be nothing more than pretenders playing above their heads. Here’s a look at the five biggest pretenders in the NFL right now.

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