QB REX GROSSMAN,
The surprise of the first half is putting up numbers at a Peyton Manning--like
He has outperformed all but a few backs, including ballyhooed teammate Reggie
RB FRED TAYLOR,
He's healthy and productive (367 yards) even with the emergence of Maurice
The deep threat is among the league leaders in touchdown catches.
The seventh-round pick from I-AA Hofstra leads New Orleans in receiving (27
catches, 414 yards, four TDs).
Despite battling a sore right knee, he's first in receptions (30) and second in
yards (283) among tight ends.
K JEFF WILKINS,
With 18 field goals, he joins Gould as the season's most pleasant kicking
Linebacker Bart Scott has led a unit that has one touchdown and two
Injured, immobile and ineffective, he lost his job to Joey Harrington.