Halloween Costume Suggestions for the NFL's Top 25 Players
Halloween is just around the corner, and the costumes are coming out. Even your favorite NFL stars will be participating in the festivities. The NFL's biggest stars are always in character on the field, and have some pretty enticing alter egos you may see roaming the streets Monday night.
Here are the 25 best matches for the NFL's biggest stars.
Why? Somewhere on the Pittsburgh Steelers' medical staff is Dr. Frankenstein.
Every week the good doctor finds some spare parts and straps them to Ben Roethlisberger so he can go out and do his work on Sundays. Big and clunky, Roethlisberger displays his incredible strength by completing passes while mere mortals try in vain to bring him down.
Why? No player in the NFL may be described as an "animal" more often than the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.
Troy Polamalu pounces on his prey and will even launch himself over the offensive line to destroy the opposition.
Halloween's Michael Myers
Why? Ray Lewis is merciless.
The former Miami star has long been the biggest nightmare in the NFL for opposing ball carriers. Lewis has been stalking NFL running backs for 16 years, and incredibly has not lost a step.
Why? Joe Flacco is tall and stiff, so it would not be a difficult transition for the Baltimore Ravens quarterback.
Plus, he always unravels at big moments.
Why? Cam Newton has gone on record saying he wants to be more than just a player, he wants to be an icon.
Robert Downey, Jr.'s Tony Stark was certainly that. Like Stark, Newton handles the media well and his wardrobe is straight out of GQ.
On the field, Newton has been a super hero for the Carolina Panthers, leaving the bad guys in the dust as he helps rebuild the franchise.
Why? Too big, too strong and too technologically advanced for mere humans to stop.
Why? Because Darrelle Revis is the only person who may be able to stop Megatron.
Revis held Calvin Johnson to one catch for 13 yards in their matchup last season. Us Earthlings will have to wait until 2014 for the sequel.
The Incredible Hulk
Why? Nothing can stop Ndamukong Suh.
The Detroit Lions' second-year star is too big and too strong. Left in his paths of destruction are discarded offensive linemen, running backs and quarterbacks.
Why? Clay Matthews is a freakishly strong, long-haired toe head.
If you really need me to explain further, I'll let this video do the talking.
Why? Larry Fitzgerald has some seriously sticky hands.
He pulls down catches in such acrobatic ways, it is like Fitzgerald shoots out a web and brings the ball to him.
Why? Drew Brees is like a surgeon in the way he produces with such such precise accuracy.
Brees often delivers passes in such tight spaces, one slip-up could cost the New Orleans Saints dearly.
Why? Peyton Manning has such a leg up on the defense, it is like he is reading the defensive coordinator's mind.
Manning has been playing football so long it probably feels like a handicap to be watching from the sidelines.
Why? Patrick Willis does not need a sword to cut the opposition in half.
Just shoulder pads.
Why? When Ed Reed makes his move, no one sees him coming.
Reed does not have the blinding speed of a few years ago, but he still finds ways to force more turnovers than any player in the league.
Why? Ball carriers? Blockers? Footballs?
Vince Wilfork's girth swallows everything in its path.
Why? Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. It's Adrian Peterson.
Billy the Kid
Why? With Brett Favre finally retired, Tony Romo is the league's resident gunslinger.
Why? Philip Rivers is tall, brooding and always in a bad mood.
To opposing secondaries, Rivers is just as lethal as a Darth Vader death grip.
Why? The best player for America's team is not Tony Romo or Dez Bryant. DeMarcus Ware has long been the Dallas Cowboys' true superstar.
Why? Arian Foster's running style.
The guy moves like a Dodge Charger on a mission.
Why? Blessed with incredible strength, Brian Urlacher knocks aside everything in his way.
And he already looks like Michael Chiklis (scroll down a bit), who played The Thing in Fantastic Four.
Why? Haloti Ngata is 6'4", 330 lbs.
Picture that running at you full speed, and you have to tackle him. Without pads. And he's wearing short shorts. Pretty scary, eh?