One of the most exciting things about each NFL season is the element of surprise. It seems that every year there are a couple of teams that emerge out of nowhere to be contenders. Let's look at four teams who could have that Cinderella season in 2005.
The Jaguars won three of their last four games in 2004 and finished with a 9-7 record. This is a young team with the potential for greatness. There are some question marks offensively, but none that can't be answered.
Running back Fred Taylor is coming off a serious knee injury, and must be healthy and durable to give this offense balance. There are concerns in pass protection for pocket QB Byron Leftwich. Speaking of Leftwich, he has a new offensive coordinator this year, Carl Smith, and there will be an emphasis on a more vertical passing attack featuring Leftwich's throwing more from the pocket.