The Miami Dolphins are the only team besides the New England Patriots to win the AFC East in the past decade, and now they’re becoming a trendy sleeper pick to do so again in 2013.
Should we buy into the belief that Miami can dethrone this New England dynasty? Or, better yet, haven’t we been here before?
Last season, an incredible 13 NFL teams either improved or declined by four wins from the year before, but that shouldn’t have been much of a surprise. Over the past two-plus decades, an average of eight teams do that every season.
Who are the leading candidates to do so in 2013? Let’s take a look at the 10 leading candidates. (Hint: One of them just signed one of the brightest minds in the game away from the college ranks.)