Super Bowl week a unique experience for these players

From arrival to kickoff, Super Bowl week is a unique one. Some of the game's past stars take you through their impressions of the week, day by day. And we take a look back at some of the game's most memorable moments.

Here's what else is on tap for Monday:

» The New England Patriotsbegan Sunday with a pep rally at Gillette Stadium before flying to Indianapolis, where coach Bill Belichick was in an unusually chipper mood at his firstSuper Bowl press conference.

» With the Patriots already in town, Monday it's the Giants turn to arrive and face the cameras and microphones. Catch all the action on NFL Network, beginning at 2 p.m. ET with "Super Bowl Live" and continuing at 7 p.m. with "Total Access."

» When the Giants are at their best, they're putting the other team's QB on his back. Albert Breer explores the philosophy that has defined the franchise since the 1980s.

» Playing as if Sunday's Pro Bowl in Honolulu was his last game, Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 176 yards and a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns, and the AFC used a second-half surge to beat the NFC 59-41.

» One of the most popular destinations for the NFL's Pro Bowl players this week was one of the premier surf houses in the world on the Banzai Pipeline, where they got a lesson from one of the sport's best.

» We've narrowed the list of the best plays of the 2011 NFL season down to 20. Now you can vote for the top 10, with the winner announced Feb. 4 at the NFL Honors in Indianapolis.

» The players aren't the only ones recognized for a season of success. Some of the NFL's finest cheerleaders also are rewarded with a trip to the Pro Bowl.

» The February issue of NFL Magazine features an exclusive interview with Ndamukong Suh, a profile of Aaron Rodgers, pivotal playoff moments and more.

» Happy birthday to Miami Dolphins LB Cameron Wake, who turns 30 Monday, and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best, who turns 23.

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