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As most NFL teams are nearing the midway point of their 2011 season, there have been a few surprises along the way, such as the surprising Detroit Lions, the dismal Indianapolis Colts, and Kim Kardashian’s marriage lasting as long as it did. Being a fan of the NFL has never been so much fun! Here are the top ten surprises of the 2011 NFL season so far.


Parts of the Northeast are still waiting for their electricity to return after late October’s surprise storm, but miles away in Michigan, the people in the Motor City see that as a good sign.



The Lions have embraced expectations and validated the high hopes some had before their first snap this season.

“It’s not just talk,” receiver Nate Burleson said.

No, it hasn’t been.


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