Dark-Horse NFL Teams That Could Make a Playoff Run in 2016

May 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Everyone loves a good underdog story, and like any sport, the NFL does its part to churn them out on an annual basis.
Every year the NFL playoffs feature the current era's usual suspects, but a glass-slipper squad often claws its way into the picture—last year's Washington team and 2014's Detroit Lions are recent examples—hoping to make an improbable run for the Lombardi Trophy.
From wild-card sneak-ins that make it all the way to football's holy grail to longtime bottom-feeders that flip the switch and leap into the postseason conversation, the NFL playoffs story can rarely be told without a party crasher.
Looking for this year's version? Here are five teams ready to flip the script in 2016.
The following factors were considered when putting together this list:
Overall talent Key players returning from injury Offseason additions Offensive/defensive balance Begin Slideshow

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