NFL Faces of Their Franchises

Jordan SingerContributor ISeptember 28, 2010

NFL Faces of Their Franchises

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    The NFL is one of the most popular, entertaining games in sports. It requires true talent to be one of the best, and there is no secret to that.

    The NFL is full of superstars from some of the most well-known teams in sports.

    Every single NFL team is represent by a face of the franchise player. A player who plays well, and is recognized as one of the best in the NFL.

    Here is a look at the NFL and the faces of their 32 teams.

Arizona Cardinals

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    Larry Fitzgerald is recognized as one of the top wide receivers in today's game.

    He is strong, fast, and has the ability to get open down the field for big gains, while putting points up on the board.

    Adrian Wilson and Darnell Dockett are honorable mentions.

Atlanta Falcons

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    Tony Gonzalez is respected as one of the best tight ends in NFL history.

    He just recently collected his 1,00th grab, and looks to continue his tremendous career in Atlanta.

    Roddy White, Matt Ryan, and Michael Turner are honorable mentions.

Baltimore Ravens

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    Ray Lewis is regarded as one of the best defenders in the NFL.

    As a linebacker, he is a vicious blocker who is definitely a player to be afraid of on the field.

    Joe Flacco and Willis McGahee are honorable mentions.

Buffalo Bills

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    Fred Jackson is a talented back with a good running game.

Carolina Panthers

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    Steve Smith is a very athletic, talented receiver who is Carolina's number one go to guy.

Chicago Bears

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    Brian Urlacher is a veteran linebacker who is recognized as one of the best. With an injury plagued 2009, he looks to continue 2010 strong.

    Matt Forte, Devin Hester, and Julius Peppers are honorable mentions.

Cincinnati Bengals

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    Chad Ochocinco has to be one of the classiest, funniest, and most entertaining players in the NFL. With his bribing tricks and sayings on and off the field, it makes for a crazy player.

Cleveland Browns

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    Joshua Cribbs is one of the best return men in the NFL, also doubling as a wide receiver.

Dallas Cowboys

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    Tony Romo is one of most well-known quarterbacks in the league. Not only his talents, but his luck with the ladies carry him on the field.

Denver Broncos

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    Champ Bailey is a top defender in the NFL, knocking down passes like no other.

Detroit Lions

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    Calvin Johnson is a top wide receiver in the NFL as the main target for quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Green Bay Packers

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    Donald Driver is a veteran wide receiver who continues his legacy even after Brett Favre. Driver, still recognized as a top receiver, continues to make great catches with Aaron Rodgers behind center.

Houston Texans

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    Matt Schaub could easily pass as a face of the Texans, just as easily as Andre Johnson. Matt Schaub is the defending passing yards leader from 2009, and Andre Johnson is compared to Larry Fitzgerald as the best receiver in the NFL.

Indianapolis Colts

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    Peyton Manning is hands-down the greatest active quarterback in the NFL according to the stats. Manning has carried the Colts to plenty of playoff appearances, including the 2010 Super Bowl.

Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Maurice Jones-Drew is a top five running back in the NFL today. With his small frame and strength, he can get through nearly any hole if it is there.

Kansas City Chiefs

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    Jamaal Charles is the speedy, strong, and fast running back who leads the ground game for the Chiefs.

Miami Dolphins

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    Brandon Marshall has filled in with the Miami Dolphins as their superstar receiver. Marshall, who came from Denver, looks to continue his stellar career in Miami.

Minnesota Vikings

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    Adrian Peterson is respected as one of the best running backs in the NFL, next to Chris Johnson. He is one of the most exciting RBs in the league.

New England Patriots

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    Tom Brady tops the list, with a close one in both Randy Moss and Wes Welker. Tom Brady is a very talented quarterback, being able to hook up with superstar receiver Randy Moss and hidden talent Wes Welker.

New Orleans Saints

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    Drew Brees came to the Saints looking to revive their saddened franchise, when he led them to an unexpected Super Bowl win.

New York Giants

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    Eli Manning, brother to Peyton Manning, is a young and talented quarterback that has led his New York Giants to a Super Bowl win.

New York Jets

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    Darrelle Revis is one of the best if not the best cornerback in the NFL. For providing such good coverage on his opponents, they gave him the nickname of "Revis Island".

Oakland Raiders

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    Nnamdi Asomugha is one of the best defenders in the NFL today. As a cornerback, he puts his opponents in tight coverage and knocks down the ball.

Philadelphia Eagles

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    DeSean Jackson is easily one of the fastest wide receivers in the NFL. He is an easy target, with explosive runs after his catches.

Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Troy Polamalu is easily the best safety in the NFL, leaping over defenders while getting to the ball on almost any play.

San Diego Chargers

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    Phillip Rivers is one of the best quarterbacks in the game today, with his high numbers in passing yards and touchdowns.

San Francisco 49ers

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    Vernon Davis and Frank Gore combine to make two deadly weapons for an offense. Davis is an extremely talented tight end, while Gore can easily shred the defense on the ground.

St. Louis Rams

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    Steven Jackson is a veteran running back, who is extremely fast and strong ranking very highly compared to others in the running game.

Seattle Seahawks

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    Marcus Trufant is the extremely talented cornerback for the Seahawks, leading the defensive side of the ball.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Kellen Winslow, son of talented father Kellen Winslow Sr., follows in his fathers footsteps as a great tight end.

Tennessee Titans

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    Chris Johnson has been recognized as the best running back in the NFL, joining the 2,000 yard rush club just last year.

Washington Redskins

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    Donovan McNabb was traded to the division rival Washington Redskins from the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. McNabb looks to revive the Redskins offense in hopes of beating out his former team.