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Vote for this week's High Energy player

12/13/2010

Time to examine the candidates for this week's High Energy performer.

With players contributing to three AFC East victories, we have a bunch of players to choose from.

We could nominate Tom Brady, but I think there are more interesting contenders who deserve some love.

Here are the ones I think should be highlighted for going above and beyond:

New England Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton played more than he normally would with rookie Brandon Spikes receiving a four-game suspension Friday. Guyton returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to give the Patriots a 21-0 lead over the Chicago Bears. He snagged an interception at the Patriots' 16-yard line in the third quarter.

Miami Dolphins punter Brandon Fields was majestic. He punted 10 times for a 56.4-yard average and might have been the difference-maker in a field-position game at the Meadowlands. The Dolphins won 10-6.

Buffalo Bills receiver David Nelson made a tough, diving catch for the only touchdown in a 13-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The 11-yard play was Nelson's only reception, but he has scored in two straight games.

Feel free to vote for Brady or Patriots receiver Deion Branch or Dolphins outside linebacker Cameron Wake or anybody else you wish.

But those guys get written about quite a bit, and I'd rather shine the light on a player who doesn't get to bask that often.