First and 10: The polls are open

Aaron Rodgers had another scorching game for the Packers last Sunday, but Matt Cassel tossed four touchdowns and Ben Roethlisberger topped him with five. Which QB had the best performance? And who was the most impressive running back: Adrian Peterson, Frank Gore, or BenJarvus Green-Ellis? Log onto NFL.com to vote for the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week. And don’t forget to cast your vote for the week’s top rookie performance and top comeback, too.

Here’s what else is on tap for Wednesday:

  • The San Diego Chargers are quietly off to their best start since 2006. Catch up with their Pro Bowl quarterback Philip Rivers on NFL Network’s “Total Access” at 7 p.m. ET. And don’t miss Bills running back Fred Jackson and Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel on “Around the League Live” at 5 p.m. ET.
  • Derrick Mason‘s stint with the New York Jets lasted just five games, as the team agreed Tuesday night to trade the veteran receiver to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed draft pick.
  • The NFL is solidifying its own special relationship with the United Kingdom, announcing that the league’s annual commitment to overseas games will continue through the 2016 season.
  • Did Al Davis really “have his hand” on the interception that sealed Oakland’s upset of the Houston Texans Sunday? It might sound silly, but video review confirmed that the Raiders had only 10 men on the field for their game-winning stand.
  • In losing three straight playoff games, the New England Patriots showed a lack of toughness, but Albert Breer writes that the missing edge finally showed up against the Jets last week.
  • Dave Dameshek shines the white hot light of shame on some new targets, and some repeat offenders (hint: a certain team that wears green and plays half its games in Philadelphia) in this week’s Shame Report.
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