2011 NFL Season: First Quarter Awards by Lloyd Vance

2011 NFL Draft first overall pick, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, has lived-up to expectations and more that is why he is Taking It to the House’s Top Rookie of the First Quarter

NFL’s Best Team

Green Bay Packers –  Don’t give me all that talk about heavy is the head that wears the crown.  I think this year’s Green Bay team is better than last year.  QB Aaron Rodgers is playing at a Tom Brady/Peyton Manning level and he has weapons to spare — so much so that deep-threat receiver James Jones has been an afterthought.  The 4-0 Packers also have one of the NFL best defensive units too as Clay Matthews, BJ Raji, Charles Woodson and company are flying to the ball. Packers numbers through four games are 148 points scored (1st in NFL), 97 points allowed (24.2 per game average), and +6 in turnovers (5th in NFL)

Honorable Mention: Detroit Lions (We knew they would be better after closing 2010 with 4 straight wins, but this team has shown they mean business.  Can’t wait for the their Thanksgiving Showdown with the Packers); Buffalo Bills (3-1 for the upstarts from Western NY), NY Giants (have overcome so many injuries to be tied at top of NFC East), and the Baltimore Ravens (Absolutely dominant on defense and now have a more mature Joe Flacco at quarterback).

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