Among this week's five nominees are three quarterbacks, including one (Vince Young) making his 2006 debut here, and a hard-hitting member of perhaps the best defense in the NFL. Don't forget to vote for our Sunday duds, too.
Any questions about his arm now? On pace to throw for nearly 5,000 yards, the Saints' quarterback completed 21 of 30 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Atlanta.
It was a feeding frenzy for Baltimore's defense in a shutout victory over Pittsburgh. The most ravenous Raven was Ivy, who had an interception, forced a fumble that was returned for a TD and briefly knocked Ben Roethlisberger out of the game on another sack (one of a team-record nine).
Since complaining about not getting the ball, Johnson, a Stud nominee last week, has been on fire. The Bengals' wideout caught seven passes for 123 yards in a shutout win over Cleveland, giving him a three-week total of 24 catches for 573 yards and three TDs.
The Jets' QB rebounded from an awful showing last week against the Bears, completing 24 of 31 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown in a victory over Houston.
The Titans' rookie led the first fourth-quarter comeback of his eight-game career in a win over the Giants, who blew a 21-0 lead. Young completed 24 of 35 passes for career-high 249 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 69 yards and another TD.