Poster child for why sacks are overrated. Led all players through seven weeks with 31 combined QB hits and pressures, according to ProFootballFocus.com. And sack total (three) should multiply.
Toughest spot to pick: I could easily have chosen teammate Patrick Willis or K.C.'s Derrick Johnson. Bowman, a tackling machine, chased down Michael Vick on a third down in Week 4.
It's a cliché to say he's not getting older, he's getting better. But it's almost true. At 36 and in his 16th season, the original Raven is playing the run and in coverage as well as he has in years.