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(092417 Foxboro, MA) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks during the third quarter of the game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Staff Photo by Nancy Lane

11) Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins- Cousins threw just 5 incompletions on Monday night as he destroyed the Oakland Raiders with well over 300 yards passing and he did it with virtually no running game.

10) Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans- Mariota picked apart the Legion of Boom on Sunday and this could be the year the Titans break through and make the playoffs.

9) Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders- Carr had started this year out great. That all fell apart as he throw for just 118 yards against Washington. Carr was on the run all night as the Raiders offensive line was at the mercy of the Redskins defense.

8) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks- Wilson threw four TD passes as he ran for his life behind the Seahawks pathetic offensive line.

7) Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys- Prescott is a special player and he will only get better over the next few years.

6) Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs- Smith is playing the best football of his career and yes the addition of Kareem Hunt is a big reason for Smith’s success, but it’s hard to ignore 7 touchdown passes and zero interceptions.

5) Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints- Just when you thought the Saints were dead they jump up and bite the unbeaten Panthers. Brees is still as good as any quarterback in the NFL and last Sunday he proved that again.

4) Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions- Stafford came up inches short of a huge win against the Falcons on Sunday, but a loss is a loss. The Lions need to get off to better starts in games if they want to make a run at the NFC North.

3) Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons- The usually Mr. Perfect Matt Ryan threw 3 picks against the Lions including a pick six.

2) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers- Rodgers was spectacular in the Packers come from behind win against the Bengals.

1) Tom Brady, New England Patriots– How old is Brady again? We all know that eventually Father Time will catch up to Brady, but for now Brady is kicking Father Time’s ass!
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