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08:05 AM ET 12.19 | After a day in which Dan Marino all but kissed his record goodbye and the Packers lost, it's natural to wonder about the MVP race. A month ago it seemed a foregone conclusion that Aaron Rodgers would win the NFL's Most Valuable Player award. But Drew Brees might just be passing his way back into the race. Make no mistake, Rodgers remains the overwhelming favorite to win the league's most prestigious individual award, and at this point, it would take an epic meltdown for the Packers' quarterback to lose it. But as we enter the season's final fortnight, Brees is making a furious late push for consideration. His numbers are simply too overwhelming to be ignored.

The Times-Picayune

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December 19, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Drew Da Jet Brees!!! How does that sound?

December 19, 2011  08:12 AM ET

It's going to come down to Rodgers and Brees, and given that Brees will have the better number, he'll probably get it.

He breaks Marino's record, it's a lock, even if Brady beats Marino as well. Brady won't be able to catch Brees's numbers.

December 19, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Drew Da Jet Brees!!! How does that sound?

Pretty bad.

December 19, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Drew Da Jet Brees!!! How does that sound?

Like it should start with "Once upon a time." Know any more fairy tales?

December 19, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Sorry it's Brady. with that defense he has to get points on almost every drive.

December 19, 2011  08:28 AM ET

No more Tim Tebow ?

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December 19, 2011  08:28 AM ET
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No more Tim Tebow ?

Who?

December 19, 2011  08:36 AM ET

You want the MVP? Then beat the Packers

December 19, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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You want the MVP? Then beat the Packers

Too late. MVP is based only on the regular season. It's bogus, but that's how it's done.

December 19, 2011  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No more Tim Tebow ?

WHO?

December 19, 2011  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You want the MVP? Then beat the Packers

Kyle Orton for MVP, then?

December 19, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No more Tim Tebow ?

WHO?

December 19, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Kyle Orton for MVP, then?

I think Orton is ready to return to Denver now to give it another go

December 19, 2011  09:36 AM ET
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Kyle Orton for MVP, then?

+1

December 19, 2011  09:43 AM ET
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It's going to come down to Rodgers and Brees, and given that Brees will have the better number, he'll probably get it.He breaks Marino's record, it's a lock, even if Brady beats Marino as well. Brady won't be able to catch Brees's numbers.

It's a nice thought Schad, but I think the media has had their league MVP votes locked and loaded for Rodgers for awhile. Maybe, Brees can get the Offensive MVP award, if for no their reason than breaking Marino's record. It would be nice to see him get something for his efforts of the season (besides the nice contract that is undoubtedly coming his way).

December 19, 2011  10:22 AM ET

It's still Rodgers.

December 19, 2011  10:26 AM ET

Too late. Hometown paper fodder is all. It is between rogers and Brady, takes your pick.

 
December 19, 2011  11:25 AM ET

Next Year "Drew The Jet Brees" Merry Christmas Woody!!!

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