The NFL’s Biggest Surprises
After taking a look at the biggest letdowns of the 2010-11 season we thought you would be interested in taking a look through some of the more uplifting stories this season with the NFL’s biggest surprises.
The Chicago Bears were a mediocre 7-9 last season and there weren’t many analysts who predicted the Bears to take the NFC North this season however the Bears are currently 9-4 and are well on their way to winning the division. Coming out of the gates with a strong 3-0 start, the Bears hardly got the respect they deserved. Analysts have been questioning if the Bears are legit almost the entire season. Sitting on a five game win streak with a 9-4 record at the top of the NFC North it is fair to say that the Bears are for real. Fans haven’t doubted their team at all the entire season and have been consistently paying around $230 to show their support.
The Kansas City Chiefs finished the 2009 season with a 4-12 record and were projected by many to be one of the weaker teams in the league this year. The Chiefs are 8-4 to date and a win in their game against the San Diego Chargers this weekend will nearly solidify the Chiefs as the winners of the AFC West. The success of the Chiefs has come from their league leading rushing attack. Chiefs ticket prices increased sharply in the beginning of the season and have since stabilized at around $100 per ticket.
The St. Louis Rams ended last season with a 1-15 record and earned the right to the 1st pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Rams used their first pick to take Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford who has proved himself as a rookie QB. Sam Bradford has helped turn the Rams from a one win team in 2009 to a 6-6 team making a push for a playoff appearance in 2010 and he will most likely win Rookie of the Year. Fans have rallied behind their team and the price of tickets to Rams games have been on the rise for a good portion of the season.
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