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Photos: Surprising NFL difference-makers

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The NFL is filled with parity, and it's also filled with players making unexpected contributions -- be they MVP-caliber (like J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans), or occurring in a single game (or on a single play).

Here's a photographic look at 14 players who, through six NFL weeks in 2012, have found themselves making more headlines than most expected.

Personal Parity: Surprising difference-makers in NFL 2012Photo Gallery