As the 2011 NFL season is over 5 weeks old, I'm now going to take a look at the Top 5 players who have stood out for me in the first month or so.
This year so far is proving to be one of the best for a long time and I dont expect the excitement and drama to die down anytime soon. Its been a record breaking season for records broken, and thats only added to the intense entertainment seen across the United States each weekend.
So without further ado, here are my Top 5 players from the first 5 Weeks in the 2011 NFL season:
It was an exciting yet emotional week in the NFL as many paid homage to the death of the Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.
Honoured with a minute's silence before the early games kicked off, the Raiders general manager passed away at his Oakland home, aged 82, the day before his beloved Raiders faced the Texans, but they would go on to put in a performance that would of made their late owner proud.
Meanwhile, in the NFC North, both the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers remained unbeaten highlighting their force in the race for play off positions.
Down and Out?: The Cowboys are all but out of the running for a Play-off position.
The first month of the NFL is over, and now only two teams hold an unbeaten record who funnily enough are part of the same division - the NFC North.
Those two teams are the defending Superbowl winners the Green Bay Packers and the surprise outfit this season the Detroit Lions. The Lions of who were not expected to be as strong this season are the early front runners and they continued this week with a stunning comeback victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Against all Odds: The Buffalo Bills may cause more upsets this season
The NFL was at its tense, exciting and nail-biting best as many games across the country were won by the smallest margins and with them came a few surprises.
Unstoppable: Tom Brady looks to be back at his best
After an explosive and record-breaking opening week, the NFL rolled round again for Week 2 of the 2011 season. This weekend was more of the expected, not so many shocks or surprises, but Tom Brady yet again stole the headlines alongside the dependable Matt Ryan and the stupidly exciting prospect of Cam Newton.
Superstar: Michael Vick became an idol at Atlanta
Four years ago, Michael Dwayne Vick stood in front of a jury and pleaded guilty to his involvement in a dog fighting ring. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison disgracing the face of the NFL.
Now, he has just secured a $100 million extension to his contract, is fresh from an MVP-style season and seems to be better than ever before. This weekend, the comeback hero returns to Atlanta to face the team who made him who he is.
Fans and players paid their own special homage to the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
So the dust has settled on the opening week of the 2011 NFL Season, not short of surprises, comebacks, rookie excellence and the 9/11 anniversary respected by all 32 teams. I will look back on the two best matches from Week 1, a round up of the other results and then the stars & losers who donned the helmets again for the new season.
Lambeau Field will be a cauldron of noise for the start of the new NFL Season
So finally, the 2011 NFL Season is about to begin, however the build up has been far from plain sailing.
Immediately after the dust had settled in Arlington, Texas, attention swiftly moved from an exciting Superbowl, to the worrying chance that the following season would not even take place.