Some years, there aren't a lot of great MVP candidates. Some years, the choice is obvious. This year, we really believe the first six players below all have a legitimate argument to win. The next month should be a lot of fun.
He's making it look too easy, week after week. And that's before facing the Oakland Raiders. Manning now is atop ESPN's QBR ranking, which we've warmed up to. No. 2 in their stats also is No. 2 in our rankings.
The Miami Dolphins' defense did a nice job disrupting Brady, although the two-time MVP also missed a few open throws. Brady can make a huge push for the MVP award with prime-time games against the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers the next two weeks. If he can dominate those matchups, he deserves the award.
Watt has been on top of our MVP list for much of the year and remains in our top three. We're happy to see national voices like Jason Whitlock start to support defensive players in the MVP race. Fifteen and a half sacks and 15 passes defensed is outrageous. Watt could dominate against a banged-up Patriots interior front Monday night.
Peterson has a realistic chance to reach 2,000 rushing yards. If he averages 138.5 rushing yards per game over the last quarter of the season, he would do it. His pace over the last six weeks is far higher.
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Adam Schein is an Associated Press voter. And if the season ended today, he'd choose Andrew
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