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10 biggest surprises, disappointments at quarter mark of NFL season

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The quarter mark of the NFL season is too early to designate contenders and award winners.

But plenty of teams, players and trends have diverged wildly from preseason expectations — for better or worse. Here are a look at five surprises and five disappointments through the first four weeks of the season:

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