Halloween Costume Suggestions for the NFL's Top 25 Players

Alexander DiegelCorrespondent IIIOctober 24, 2011

Halloween Costume Suggestions for the NFL's Top 25 Players

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    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. 

Ben Roethlisberger

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    Frankenstein's Monster

    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. 

Troy Polamalu

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    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.  

Ray Lewis

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    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. 

Joe Flacco

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    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. 

Aaron Rogers

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    Brett Favre

    Why? Because it would be hilarious.

    Aaron Rodgers could die his hair and beard salt and pepper, throw on a No. 4 jersey and voila! Brett Favre is at it again. For kicks he could chuck candy as hard as possible at kids indiscriminately, not caring whose hands his passes land in.    

Cam Newton

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    Tony Stark

    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.  

Calvin Johnson

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    Why? Too big, too strong and too technologically advanced for mere humans to stop. 

Darrelle Revis

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    Optimus Prime

    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. 

Tom Brady

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    James Bond

    Why? Tom Brady is smooth, well dressed and sleeps with whomever he pleases.

    Brady has plenty of gadgets in Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Deion Branch. Brady often will unveil a new trick to complete an impossible mission. 

Ndamukong Suh

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    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. 

Clay Matthews

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    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.  

Larry Fitzgerald

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    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. 

Drew Brees

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    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. 

Peyton Manning

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    Professor Xavier

    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. 

Patrick Willis

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    Why? Patrick Willis does not need a sword to cut the opposition in half.

    Just shoulder pads.  

Michael Vick

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    The Flash

    Why? One second you have Michael Vick, the next you don't.

    When Vick takes off, no one is catching him. 

Ed Reed

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    Ninja Assassin

    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. 

Vince Wilfork

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    The Blob

    Why? Ball carriers? Blockers? Footballs?

    Vince Wilfork's girth swallows everything in its path. 

Adrian Peterson

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    Why? Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. It's Adrian Peterson

Tony Romo

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    Billy the Kid

    Why? With Brett Favre finally retired, Tony Romo is the league's resident gunslinger. 

Philip Rivers

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    Darth Vader

    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. 

DeMarcus Ware

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    Captain America

    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. 

Arian Foster

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    Bumble Bee from Transformers

    Why? Arian Foster's running style.

    The guy moves like a Dodge Charger on a mission. 

Brian Urlacher

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    The Thing

    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

Haloti Ngata

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    Rugby player

    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?