NFL players don pink apparel for breast cancer month
NFL pink for breast cancer awareness
The NFL goes pink every year, but is it really enough?
Tip your cap
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan watches during the first quarter of the Jets' matchup against the Miami Dolphins on Monday.
Chicago Bears tackle Gabe Carimi (72) during the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field.
Washington Redskins cheerleader performs in the rain during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Show your support
A ball handler at the St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers game displays his support for breast cancer awareness during the game at Lambeau Field.
Sign of hope
Green Bay Packers fans display their support for breast cancer awareness during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field.
Detroit Lions fans prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field.
All the way
New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson (21) returns an interception in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium.
There it is
An official NFL game football featuring the Breast Cancer Awareness logo sits on the field during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Cardinals, 34-10.
Make it count
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward (86) celebrates his touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter at Heinz Field.
Cover it up
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons looks on during the game against New York Giants. Getty ImagesMike Stobe
Stretch it out
Cam Newton warms up before the game against the New Orleans Saints. Getty ImagesStreeter Lecka
Pretty in pink
Pink balloons are released before the Chiefs and Vikings game as part of the NFL's effort to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kansas City picks up its first win of the season in its 22-17 win over winless Minnesota.
Real men wear pink
The big, bad Oakland Raiders mix in a little pink in their silver-and-black attire during their 31-19 loss to the Patriots despite Jason Campbell's 344 yards passing.
Going all out
Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts takes his dedication to a new level, wearing a pink mouth guard during the Jaguars' 23-10 loss to the Saints. Shorts finished with no catches in the loss.
Shoes make the man
The Packers mix in some splashes of pink on their cleats in their 49-23 win over the Broncos. Aaron Rodgers throws for 408 yards and four touchdowns as they roll to 4-0.
Get your pom-poms ready
The Seahawks cheerleaders get into the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month but it does Seattle no good in its 30-28 loss to the Falcons.
Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore is going to need that pink towel after this second-half sack in Miami's 26-16 loss to the Chargers that leaves the Fins winless this season.
Hand it to them
Browns cornerback James Dockery signs an autograph before Cleveland's 31-13 loss to the Titans.
No penalty here
NFL umpire Ruben Fowler dons a pink whistle before the Titans' 31-13 win over the Browns.
Covered in pink
Vikings receiver Percy Harvin is tackled by Brandon Carr during the Chiefs' 22-17 win. Harvin finished with four catches for 67 yards in the loss. Getty ImagesJamie Squire
Show the glove
Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson celebrates after a 55-yard touchdown reception during San Diego's 26-16 win over the Dolphins. Jackson finished with three catches for 108 yards.
The NFL is making sure to give Breast Cancer Awareness Month its proper due on the field all this month.
CAPTION: October 17, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress (17) warms up before the game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE