NFL's most pivotal players in 2012
Mark Sanchez, Doug Martin among players vital to their teams' success
To be a true Super Bowl contender, a team must have its key contributors performing at a very high level. Should they fall short of that expected performance, it's almost inevitable that disappointment will follow.
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