Chris Johnson tops Pick 6 of underachievers

By Richard Rosenblatt

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Nov. 4 2011 3:05 p.m. MDT

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2011 file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks to pass as tackle Jeff Backus (76) blocks Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil (92) in the second quarter of an NFL football game, in Denver. Dumervil hasn't had a sack since signing his $58 million contract two summers ago.

Jack Dempsey, File, Associated Press

Big names, big contracts, small results.

From Titans running back Chris Johnson to Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil, there are a whole lot of players doing a whole lot of nothing through the first half of the NFL season.

Maybe it's the new deals they signed: Johnson ($53.5 million), Asomugha ($60 million) and Dumervil ($58 million in 2010). Or, in the case of the Browns' Peyton Hillis, maybe it's the failure to reach a new deal.

As Week 9 is set to rev up, here's our Pick Six of NFL underachievers, and a look at some miserable performances. Perhaps they can begin to turn things around Sunday.

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