Every year we come across a share of surprises and disappointments. This year, however, there were a ton more than were used to seeing. In fact, the teams with the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 picks in the 2012 draft all wound up in the playoffs.

The tides have changed in the NFL and several teams we expected to see compete in the postseason ultimately fell short. Whether this is a permanent change or just something temporary, we can say that there are a lot of fans who expected more from their respective teams.

Highlighted over the next few slides are the five most disappointing teams from the 2012 NFL season.