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Rooting guide for non-playoff fans

Here's some advice about who to cheer for if your team missed the postseason

Originally Published: January 1, 2014
By David Fleming | ESPN.com

In the euphoria of the new year and the race toward another Lombardi Trophy, we often forget that for 20 unlucky teams and a whopping 63 percent of fans the season is, um, over -- a flaw the NFL really needs to look into.

We keep watching, though, because these are typically some of the best games of the season. (Well, that, and we are fatally addicted to the violent entertainment of football.) But for the rest of us in places such as Detroit, Cleveland and Oakland, the ...

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