This is an article from the Nov. 11, 2013 issue
One, two or sometimes three defenders can't stop Megatron. Injury is the only thing that has so far.
How good is he? Good enough that even a partially torn plantar fascia doesn't slow him down.
One total sack allowed against Clay Matthews, DeMarcus Ware, Julius Peppers and Von Miller.
Philly's O may be a mess, but Mathis's performance, particularly as a run masher, has been sublime.
He's held San Diego's line together while routinely working alongside new linemates.
Instrumental in protecting Aaron Rodgers and paving paths for Green Bay's revived run game.
Equally dominant at run- and pass-blocking, he's one of the few guys Tom Brady can count on in 2013.
Even with three QBs, he's No. 4 among tight ends in yards per game and TDs.
He's on pace to smash his Pro Bowl--worthy yardage output from '12. Only Megatron has been better.
At 37, he's having the finest of his 16 seasons—and he's been to 12 Pro Bowls.
Frightening to think where this offense would be without his playmaking as a runner-receiver.
Not yet a household name, he's been a stud against the run and pass on a revived D.
Key piece of the NFL's best sack attack, the 6'3" 346-pounder also clogs the middle against the run.
He takes over games, such as the Week 7 win over the Pats: five tackles, one sack, one TFL.
Such is his completeness: nine sacks, four forced fumbles and two turnovers returned for TDs.
NFL sacks leader (11½) is poised, at 32, to make a run at Michael Strahan's record of 22½.
A pick machine (relatively speaking, for a Mike LB), this playmaker keeps Dallas's D ticking.
TheMMQB columnist backs up big talk with big plays, an NFL-high four INTs.
Was dominating the likes of A.J. Green, Jimmy Graham and Julio Jones before a recent hip injury.
He's held Brandon Marshall and Dez Bryant touchdown-less; meanwhile, he has two himself.
The heartbeat of the Legion of Boom is No. 2 among DBs with two forced fumbles, and No. 1 with 59 tackles.
I rate him a hair below 2010 draft classmate Thomas but love his physicality and shut-down ability.
A perfect 23-for-23 on FGs, he has hit game-winners of 48, 43 and 42 yards with under three seconds left or in OT.
He's already put 18 punts inside the 20-yard line—and that with just a single touchback.