Game Changing Players in the NFL: The 32 Team Edition

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IJune 22, 2009

Game Changing Players in the NFL: The 32 Team Edition

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    MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 28:   Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates his touchdown against the New York Giants on December 28, 2008 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Atlanta Falcons: Michael Turner, Running Back

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    SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 30: Running back Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball against the San Diego Chargers on November 30, 2008 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Falcons won 22-16.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Arizona Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald, Wide Receiver

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals catches the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens: Ed Reed, Safety

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    BALTIMORE - DECEMBER 07:  Safety Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens returns a fumble for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins December 7, 2008 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills: Terrell Owens, Wide Receiver

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    PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17:  NFL player Terrell Owens attends the 'AXE Fix Club' held during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and celebrating the new line of AXE body washes and sprays on January 17, 2009 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Gett

Carolina Panthers: Steve Smith, Wide Receiver

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 10:  Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers looks on in the rain during the game against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 10, 2009 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (

Chicago Bears: Devin Hester, Wide Receiver

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    CHICAGO - DECEMBER 07: Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears returns a punt against the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 7, 2008 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Jaguars 23-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals: Carson Palmer, Quarterback

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    BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 7: Quarterback Carson Palmer #5 of the Cincinnati Bengals drops back to pass against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 7, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens won 17-10. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns: Shaun Rogers, Nose Tackle

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    NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 7:   Shaun Rogers #92 of the Cleveland Browns walks on the field during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 7, 2008 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys: DeMarcus Ware, Outside Linebacker

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    IRVING, TX - DECEMBER 20:  DeMarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys rushes the passer from the right side of the defense during their NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at Texas Stadium on December 20, 2008 in Irving, Texas. The Ravens defeated the Cowb

Denver Broncos: Brandon Marshall, Wide Receiver

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 23:  Wide receiver Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos makes a reception against the Oakland Raiders during week 12 NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 23, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Bronco

Detroit Lions: Calvin Johnson, Wide Receiver

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 16:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions lines up at the line of scrimmage during their NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on November 16, 2008  in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers defeate

Green Bay Packers: Greg Jennings, Wide Receiver

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 14:  Greg Jennings #85 makes a reception during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jacksonville Municipal stadium on December 14, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Houston Texans: Andre Johnson, Wide Receiver

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    CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans jogs on the field during the NFL game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 23, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts: Peyton Manning, Quarterback

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    INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 28:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to pass the ball during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 28, 2008 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars: Maurice Jones-Drew, Running Back

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 14:  A. J. Hawk #50 of the Green Bay Packers attempts to tackle Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the game at Jacksonville Municipal stadium on December 14, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam

Kansas City Chiefs: Dwayne Bowe, Wide Receiver

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    CINCINNATI - DECEMBER 28: Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a pass while defended by Leon Hall #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the NFL game on December 28, 2008 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Ima

Miami Dolphins: Ronnie Brown, Running Back

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    MIAMI - DECEMBER 14:  Running back Ronnie Brown #23 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates late in the game while facing the San Francisco 49ers at Dolphin Stadium on December 14, 2008 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the 49ers 14-9.  (Photo by Doug Ben

Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson, Running Back

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    MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 30:  Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball against of the Chicago Bears at the Metrodome on November 30, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

New England Patriots: Tom Brady, Quarterback

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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes the ball up the middle during their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 7, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated

New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees, Quarterback

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    NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints drops back to pass during the game against the Carolina Panthers on December 28, 2008 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

New York Giants: Eli Manning, Quarterback

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 21:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers on December 21, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New York Jets: Leon Washington, Running Back

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28:  Leon Washington #29 of The New York Jets in action against The Miami Dolphins during their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Oakland Raiders: Darren McFadden, Running Back

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    OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 08:  Running back Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders heads downfield against the San Francisco 49ers on August 8, 2008 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles: DeSean Jackson, Wide Recevier

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    PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 15:  DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Cleveland Browns on December 15, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers: Troy Polamalu, Safety

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    PITTSBURGH - JANUARY 18:  Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers returns an interception 40 yards for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the fourth quarter of the AFC championship game on January 18, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, P

San Diego Chargers: Shawne Merriman, Outside Linebacker

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    SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 24:  Shawne Merriman #56 of the San Diego Chargers enters the game against the Denver Broncos during the first half of their NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium December 24, 2007 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Imag

San Francisco 49ers: Patrick Willis, Inside Linebacker

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    SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 7:  Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers lines up for a play during the game against the Arizona Cardinals on September 7, 2008 at Bill Walsh Field at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsoh

Seattle Seahawks: Lofa Tatupu, Inside Linebacker

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 21:  Lofa Tatupu #51 of the Seattle Seahawks lines up for a play during the game against the St. Louis Rams on September 21, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

St. Louis Rams: Steven Jackson, Running Back

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21:  Steven Jackson #39 of the St. Louis Rams carries the ball during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers won 17-16. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Ge

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Antonio Byrant , Wide Receiver

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    TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 19: Wide receiver Antonio Bryant #89 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs a pass into the end zone for a first-quarter touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks at Raymond James Stadium on October 19, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Mes

Tennessee Titans: Chris Johnson, Running Back

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    NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 10:  Running back Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 10, 2009 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by

Washington Redskins: Santana Moss , Wide Receiver

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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 19: Wide receiver Santana Moss #89 of the Washington Redskins scores a touchdown during the game against the Cleveland Browns on October 19, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)