The Top Seven: Potential Pleasant NFL Surprises of 2009

Bob Cunningham@BCunningham215Senior Analyst IMay 24, 2009

The Top Seven: Potential Pleasant NFL Surprises of 2009

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    PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 26:  Quarteback Byron Leftwich #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game against the New York Giants at Heinz Field on October 26, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

The Oakland Raiders Finally Get Cable

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    OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 21:  Head coach Tom Cable of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the Houston Texans during an NFL game on December 21, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Three Eagles' Rookies Make an Impact

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Byron Leftwich Looks Like a Franchise Quarterback

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    CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 19:  Byron Leftwich #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 19, 2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No Sophomore Slump for Last Year's Rookie Quarterback Sensations

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons drops back to pass in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Arizona Cardinals on January 3, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Fal

Devin Hester Has a Breakout Season with Jay Cutler

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    CHICAGO - AUGUST 7:  Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears carries the ball against Demorrio Williams #53 and Brandon Carr #39 of the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game on August 7, 2008 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Da

The Houston Texans Will Make the Playoffs

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    HOUSTON - DECEMBER 28:  Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans smiles after a touchdown score against the Chicago Bears during the second half at the Reliant Stadium December 28, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  The Texans won 31-24.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Imag

Brett Favre Will Not be Playing in 2009

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Brett Favre #4 of The New York Jets leaves the field after losing to The Miami Dolphins 24-17 after their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)