With the season past its halfway point, the NFL has kept us on our toes with players and teams that have impacted our perspective, and things are looking a bit clearer.

After seeing how things have gone in the first half, I have made a few observations on the first half of the season.

Tony Romo looks to have gotten over his slip up.

The Dallas Cowboy quarterback has looked exceptional this year throwing for 2308 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, with a quarterback rating of 100.4.

Not only has he done well, but the Cowboys are on fire with a 7-1 record.

Romo's performance has earned a pretty hefty bonus that included a six-year $67 million dollar contract.

At this point in the season, there is no telling if he and the Cowboys can keep it up.

They still have a few more tough games ahead, including a game against a team whose quarterback is also having an impressive season.

How about them Packers?

If you were to tell me before the season started that the Green Bay Packers were going to be tied with the Cowboys for the NFC's best record, I would have thought you needed to go to rehab.

After the start the Packers have had, I owe those people an apology.

Quarterback Brett Favre is looking like his old self again. Already he has over 2,400 yards passing and he's averaging at least 300 yards a game with 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Even more impressive is that the Packers are executing well without much of a running game.

Speaking of a running game, there is one particular running back that is currently making so much noise in the first half of the season.

Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson is having the rookie season everybody dreams about.

In his first eight games, the former Heisman trophy finalist has already surpassed 1,000 yards rushing.

Not only that, he recently broke the NFL record for rushing yards in a single game with 296.

It's impressive enough when you rush for 200 yards in a game, but to get close to 300 yards you are practically a God on the football field.

That performance may have just sealed him the offensive Rookie of the Year award.

One rookie that seems to not be doing well is Ted Ginn, or should I say the Ginn family.

In fact, the entire Miami Dolphins are having a major letdown of a season.

Coach Cam Cameron knew that this team was in need of a quarterback, and when he passed up former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn for Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn (and his family), you knew disaster was coming for this team.

Eight straight losses later, the Dolphins are still looking for win No. 1.

The same can be said for the St. Louis Rams, but what makes it even worse is that they have the arsenal to win games.

Last year, quarterback Mark Bulger threw for over 4,000 yards, and running back Steven Jackson had a year so great that many people were hoping to get him on their fantasy teams.

The only fantasy here is that we thought these two players would excel.

Bulger has a quarterback rating of 63.4 with three touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Granted he has missed two games due to injury, but that does not equate for his lackluster performance.

Jackson has also missed games due to injury, but in the time he has been on the field, he has totaled less yard production than Peterson's game on Sunday with 274 yards so far this season, and just one touchdown.

Someone who has seen the end zone way more than once is New England Patriot receiver Randy Moss.

In fact, the way the Patriots are playing, I'm surprised not everyone on the team has seen the end zone.

This team means serious business. As soon as Moss got signed, I knew that New England was going to be the favorite for the Super Bowl.

After putting blemishes on two other undefeated teams beating the Cowboys and the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots have been on this amazing high of kicking butt and taking names.

After the controversy that surrounded this team after the video camera incident against the New York Jets in Week One, it seems like in every game this team has played they have been out for blood.

Quarterback Tom Brady has always known how to win without premier receivers, but now that he has Moss, Wes Welker and Donte' Stallworth, the Patriots have become an offensive juggernaut.

Brady has already thrown 33 touchdowns - 17 shy from Peyton Manning's single-season record. This has been accomplished in just nine games. How insane is that?

The team averages 39.4 points per game, and the talking has begun on whether or not this team can become the first team to have a perfect regular season record since the Miami Dolphins did it in 1972.

However, the Patriots still have to endure the playoffs, and we all know that records in the regular season don't mean anything.

Now before I wrap up this mid-season report, I have to apologize to any Detroit Lions fans I might have offended before the season began.

Maybe quarterback Jon Kitna is not on drugs.

I never thought I would see the Lions at 6-2, ever.

Now they are four games away from equaling Kitna's guarantee of a 10-win season, and it is looking like they could be heading to the playoffs.

My apologies to any fans of the Lions.

I didn't think that Kitna was being serious and now I must insert my foot in my mouth.

Who's got the ketchup?