Never has America seen an NFL season of such excitement, letdowns and surprises.
Rising stars have emerged where analysts would have thought least likely before the season began. Super Bowl contenders were virtually eliminated from the playoffs by midseason. The 2009 slackers are feeling comfortable in their division leads and, to be specific, Michael Vick is the media center once again.
But this time it's because he looks like a super-human on the field, not because of his illegal past.
But what are the best and most surprising showings of this season?