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1. QB Tom Brady-
There was never a doubt who number one would be, All-Pro quarterback Tom Brady was back to his old self Sunday, throwing three touchdown passes and running in another. The success and failure of this team, as always, lies heavily on the shoulders of No. 12.
2. TE Rob Gronkowski-
The freakishly athletic tight end continues to be a gigantic part of the Patriot offense and has excelled both as a pass catcher and a blocker. He may not break his own records from a year ago, but Gronkowski looks primed for another outstanding season.
3. DT Vince Wilfork-
Vince Wilfork has been a large factor in the middle of the New England defense to no one's surprise. Through the first four games he has been seen batting down balls, destroying receivers and eating up the run game. In his second year in the 4-3, Wilfork may have one of his best seasons yet.
4. LG Logan Mankins-
Though Logan Mankins is currently battling a hip injury, there was no way to not rank him high up on this list. He is without a doubt the team's top offensive lineman and one of the best in the league. His physicality and toughness is greatly missed whenever he is out of the lineup.
5. TE Aaron Hernandez-
The other man in the pair of the Patriots' outstanding tight ends, Hernandez is one of the most versatile players in the National Football League. Before an ankle injury knocked him out for a few weeks, he looked primed for a terrific 2012 campaign. With him returning to practice, it looks like the Patriot offense may be that much more dangerous soon enough.