With the help of coaches and talent evaluators, Pro Football Weekly took on the task of identifying the top 50 NFL Players in 2010. The players are ranked according to performance and value to the team. The top player ranked is New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady. The fifth player is Dallas Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten.
As you can imagine, the Bengals are well represented. Carson Palmer's 20 interceptions surely make the list. Cedric Benson's five lost fumbles and 3.5 yard/rush average is a shoe-in. Chad Ochocinco's 67 receptions and four touchdowns couldn't have possibly been left off the list.
Judging by my sarcasm, I'm sure you could tell that the Bengals weren't represented through PFW Super 50. At all. As painful as it might seem, it sounds about right.
The AFC North is represented by eight players; five from Baltimore and three from Pittsburgh.
PFW's Super 50
7. Troy Polamalu - Steelers
9 James Harrison - Steelers
18. Ben Roethlisberger - Steelers
22. Terrell Suggs - Ravens
23. Haloti Ngata - Ravens
26. Ed Reed - Ravens
37. Ray Rice - Ravens
42. Ray Lewis - Ravens