1. Peyton Manning/QB/Indianapolis: This is an obvious choice. No player is more valuable to his team than Mr. Manning.
2. Adrian Peterson/RB/Minnesota: No QB? No problem in Minneapolis. AD has carried this team to an impending playoff birth.
3. James Harrison/LB/Pittsburgh: I don't like to give the MVP award to defensive players, but Harrison has been the heart and soul of that defense.
4. Albert Haynesworth/DT/Tennessee: Vote for him or else he'll cleat your head!
5. DeAngelo Williams/RB/Carolina: He's a darkhorse candidate, but he has carried this team down the stretch. If he would win over Peyton, I would not be too upset.
1. DeAngelo Williams/RB/Carolina: Like I said above, he's carried this team with ridiculous stats over the past few weeks.
2. Adrian Peterson/RB/Minnesota: He's in a similar situation with Williams but his team isn't as good.
3. Drew Brees/QB/New Orleans: His team sucks, but he has put up crazy stats.
4. Michael Turner/RB/Arizona: Turner has been the star of the rejuvenated Falcons franchise.
5. Peyton Manning/QB/Indianapolis: His stats are still great even if it is a "down year" for him.
1. James Harrison/LB/Pittsburgh: If a defensive player gets on my MVP ballot, he's pretty much locked up this award.
2. DeMarcus Ware/LB/Dallas: If the Cowboys were going to make the playoffs he would have a chance of jumping Harrison.
3. Troy Polomalu/S/Pittsburgh: Polomalu has been crazy awesome for the Steelers.
4. Ed Reed/S/Baltimore: Reed has been a great bigplay man this year.
5. Justin Tuck/DE/NY Giants: Tuck has been a great replacement for Osi Umenyiora.
1. Matt Ryan/QB/Atlanta: I'm embarrassed that I said he was gonna be a bust.
2. Joe Flacco/QB/Baltimore: At least I said Flacco was going to be awesome.
3. Chris Johnson/RB/Tennessee: He's Pro Bowl bound, but he hasn't been as good as Flacco or Ryan, both of whom took their franchise under their wing and carried them to prominence.
4. Steve Slaton/RB/Houston: The Texans are going to be a great team next year. The AFC South will be tough when the Jags O-line gets healthy.
5. Matt Forte/RB/Chicago: He's done everything this year. I wish the Colts would have drafted him...
1. Jerod Mayo/LB/New England: I hate giving him this award. I feel so dirty...
2. Chris Horton/S/Washington: He's been great in tackling and in pass coverage. He's a great replacement for the late Sean Taylor.
3. Dwight Lowery/CB/NY Jets: I knew he was going to be good. Damn I'm good.
4. Brandon Flowers/CB/Kansas City: A good pick by Chiefs, but he also has a good rookie across from him.
5. Brandon Carr/CB/Kansas City: The Chiefs are going to be a franchise on the rise when they get a decent head coach.
Coach of the Year
1. Tony Sporano, Miami: A great job in his first year, but I can't wait to see what he can do when he gets a pass defense.
2. John Harbaugh, Baltimore: No one would have expected this from Harbaugh, but he has been amazing.
3. Mike Smith, Atlanta: Rookie head coaches have been great the past few years. The days of retread head coaches are gone, people.
4. Tony Dungy, Indianapolis: His best coaching job was his last year (or at least I assume it will be).
5. Bill Belichick, New England: He's done a lot without Brady and video cameras this year.