With the New Orleans Saints starting 0-4 in a season in which they had Super Bowl aspirations, it seems shallow to talk about who the five best performers have been through the first quarter of the NFL season.
The first month of the season has been awful.
It's reminded many fans of the 2007 season, when the team began the season with guarded high hopes following the team's first-ever trip to the NFC championship game.
Even with guarded hopes, no one thought that season would see the team drop its first four games, just as no one expected that in this campaign.
Still, there have been some fine moments and outstanding play from at least a few individuals which should be noted and credited.
We will look at five players here.