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NFL 5 43 Who are NFL's top players of the decade? 10748270 1. Peyton Manning 1.+Peyton+Manning NFL So why does Eli’s brother beat out the guy who has two more rings? Simply put, he’s the better QB. In fact, with the utmost respect to Montana, Elway and Marino, Peyton is the greatest to ever play the position. No one has ever managed a game like he does. Favre may hold the all-time TD record, but given that Manning still looks to have 5-6 good years left (he never gets hurt), that record along with many others will likely go down. As for the head-to-head with Brady on this list, Manning wins the MVP battle, 3-1. And if he doesn’t win it again this year, just cancel the damn award. So if Peyton if the greatest of all-time, how can he not win the decade? Now if he can just cut down on the sponsorships ...
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NFL 5 43 Who are NFL's top players of the decade? 10748271 2. Tom Brady 2.+Tom+Brady NFL The 199th pick in the draft at the beginning of the decade has gone on to set the following records:
Most TD passes in a regular season (50), most completions in Super Bowl history, highest winning percentage (76%) of any QB ever during his first 100 starts and the longest streak of games with three or more TD passes (10).

A total of three Super Bowl rings this decade (with a fourth title a certainty if Asante Samuel doesn’t miss an INT that even Roy Williams could have grabbed). Brady also somehow pulled off giving Bridget Moynahan her unconditional release after knocking her up AND was still able to remain good friends. How many guys do you think can accomplish that?

Oh, and he eventually got hitched to the second-hottest woman on the planet.
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NFL 5 43 Who are NFL's top players of the decade? 10748272 3. Tony Gonzalez 3.+Tony+Gonzalez NFL His 823 catches this decade are easily the highest at the tight end position. Underrated blocker (Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson both attest to this) and still a game-changer for the Falcons at age 33. He’s not only the best TE this decade, but the best of all-time. He owns every major record at the position in history. Nine Pro-Bowl selections in the 00’s. Four 1,000 yard seasons this decade (and only one season under 900 yards). Antonio Gates may eventually pass him in terms of stats, but for now, Gonzalez was the easiest selection to make this list outside of the two guys we’re about to get to.
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NFL 5 43 Who are NFL's top players of the decade? 10748673 4. Ray Lewis 4.+Ray+Lewis NFL Has there been a more intimidating player in the league since Jack Lambert? Don’t think so. He’s the only LB to win the Super Bowl MVP (2001) on a winning team (Dallas' Chuck Howley won despite a loss to the Colts in Super Bowl V). He’s also the only MVP in modern NFL history to NOT to get to say, “I’m going to Disney World!” after winning the award (the whole murder indictment thing from the year before made Mickey Mouse a bit tentative about having Lewis as a temporary spokesman). In the end (and after being acquitted), Lewis has tallied seven Pro Bowls this decade alone (10 overall), and will be remembered as the anchor to the best defense a decade has seen since the Steel Curtain of the '70s.
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NFL 5 43 Who are NFL's top players of the decade? 10748674 5. Ed Reed 5.+Ed+Reed NFL No defensive player had a bigger knack for big plays this decade than Reggie Wayne’s former roommate at Miami. Who else has returned an interception 108 yards for a touchdown? And while it’s true his interception returns for TDs (7) are less than Darren Sharper’s total (11), it should be noted he’s been in the league four years less. Reed has essentially hit for the NFL’s version of the cycle by scoring on blocked punts (3 times), a punt return (once), fumble returns (2) and the aforementioned Pick 6s. The player we’re about to mention may be the heart of the perpetually-strong Ravens defense, but Ed Reed is absolutely the soul.
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NFL 5 43 Who are NFL's top players of the decade? 10748491 6. LaDainian Tomlinson 6.+LaDainian+Tomlinson NFL He won't go away quietly, will he? This season was supposed to be when he morphed into Priest Holmes/Shaun Alexander/Edgerrin James/Franco Harris (Seahawks version). But instead, L.T. shows why he dominated the decade at running back: Tenacity. Tenacity despite no holes to run in (ask Darren Sproles) but still finding the end zone 10 times. Tenacity despite losing that crucial step every running back loses at age 30. Most compelling stat of the decade (particularly for those like me who play in touchdown-only fantasy leagues): Tomlinson once ran for at least one TD in 18 consecutive games in 2004-2005. 18! Thanks for the memories Donald Miralle - Getty Images http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2009/12/28/6.122809-NFL-Top-10-SW_20091228191006_0_0.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2009/12/28/6.122809-NFL-Top-10-SW_20091228191006_0_0.JPG
NFL 5 43 Who are NFL's top players of the decade? 10748676 7. Champ Bailey 7.+Champ+Bailey NFL Eight pro bowls this decade. In 2006, he didn’t give up a TD all season. In that same year, he was only thrown at just 35 times in 16 games (2.1 times per game) and guess how many passes were completed over him? Four! That's how many the Colts defense surrendered to Forgetting Brandon Marshall in the first two minutes of the Broncos game in Week 16 alone. If this was baseball, we’d be entering Mariano Rivera territory. Deion had the bling. Darrell Green had speed. Lester Hayes had Stickum. Bailey’s real first name is “Roland." OK, so he’s not perfect.
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NFL 5 43 Who are NFL's top players of the decade? 10748677 8. Ben Roethlisberger 8.+Ben+Roethlisberger NFL We’ll just forget that unpleasant (but winning) performance against the Seahawks in Detroit and move right to the main reason Ben couldn’t be left off this list: He’s won more Super Bowls at the QB position than anyone this decade not named Brady. His late drive against the Cards last year (and even in Week 15 this season vs. the Packers) was Montana-esque. Big Ben is also the best golfer in the AFC, easily beating Michael Jordan and Justin Timberlake in this year’s U.S. Open Challenge with an impressive 81 at Bethpage.
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NFL 5 43 Who are NFL's top players of the decade? 10748679 9. Adam Vinatieri 9.+Adam+Vinatieri NFL What if Vinatieri missed those impossible field goals in the snow versus the Raiders in 2002? Do the Pats say, “Screw this whole Brady experiment ... make Bledsoe the starter again!” Would the Pats still have had the momentum to win it all two of the next three years?

Never mind that Vinatieri provided the margin of victory (two at the gun) in all three of the Pats’ Super Bowl championships. Never mind the fact that he’s the only player to win four Super Bowls this decade. Is there a more clutch kicker in the history of the league? And is it any coincidence that he spends the offseason in the town of Celebration (Florida)?
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NFL 5 43 Who are NFL's top players of the decade? 10748694 10. Kurt Warner 10.+Kurt+Warner NFL His three Super Bowl appearances are just one shy of Brady for the decade. Know this: If Warner’s involved, rest assured that you’ll get an awesome Bowl to watch.
2000 win vs. Titans: Down to the final play and even final yard.
2001 vs. Pats: On the losing end of a kick on the game’s final play by the next guy on this list despite throwing for 365 yards.
2009 vs. Steelers: On the losing end late thanks to the greatest TD catch in Super Bowl history despite throwing for 377 yards.
His lost season with the Giants notwithstanding, the former grocery store stocker ($5.50 per hour) built a career this decade worthy of Canton.
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