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Oh, what an exciting year it has been so far for football fans, especially Packers fans. It’s not common for a team to win back-to-back Super Bowls but the Packers look like they have a chance to do that this year. And let us remember: Who was the first ever team to win back-to-back Super Bowls? It was the winner of Super Bowls one and two: the Green Bay Packers.

But the Packers are not the only team that has a chance to win it all. Of course you have your teams that seem like they have a chance every year, but there have been some very surprising teams this year that show they may have what it takes to go all the way: The Detroit Lions, The Buffalo Bills, and the San Francisco 49ers.

The Detroit Lions have made strides and are now one of the powerhouse teams in the NFC. Young quarterback Matthew Stafford has led a team of rookie players to where they are now.

The Buffalo Bills have made an unexpected showing this season. Led by QB Ryan Fitspatrick and running back Fred Jackson, the Bills’ offense has proven to be one of the best in the league. The 49ers have been the most surprising team thus far. New coach Jim Harbaugh has motivated his players to play the best football they have played in years. The team has a legitimate chance of making the playoffs and potentially the Super Bowl. In spite of their success rate, the 49ers have not done anything too special on either side of the ball and, other then running back Frank Gore, they do not have any high profile players. They have been winning games by playing sound, fundamental football.

While I am talking about surprising teams, I have to at least mention the Indianapolis Colts. Before the season started, it was uncertain if Peyton Manning was going to play.

Everyone thought that, as long as he played, the Colts would be a playoff team. Without him, they would be average. No one imagined that they would be winless this far into the season and struggling just to keep games close. This has truly been an exciting and unpredictable NFL year so far.

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