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MVP race down to Manning vs. Brady

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08:07 AM ET 12.11 | To the fans at Gillette Stadium on Monday night, of course, there is no debate that Tom Brady is the MVP favorite. [Brady] would be The NFL MVP except for two things: 1. Peyton Manning returned from what many in the NFL believed to be career-ending neck surgery. Included in this doubt were his Colts who released him this offseason. He returned to be really, really good, Manning-level good and lead the Broncos to the playoffs. As a result, many have his name already penciled in as MVP. 2. We are talking about Brady and, for whatever reason, we tend to overlook consistent greatness when figuring year-end awards. ... This MVP is coming down to Manning vs. Brady, which is delicious considering how many great battles these eventual Hall of Famers have allowed us to be bystanders to over the years.

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December 11, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Say the wayback machine for 2005.

December 11, 2012  08:12 AM ET

If AD gets 2K, I wouldn't exactly count him out of the race.

December 11, 2012  08:14 AM ET
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If AD gets 2K, I wouldn't exactly count him out of the race.

AD should be the MVP whether he hits 2k or not. He's all that team has, everybody knows he's getting the ball, and still he just runs over and through the defense. And all that after coming back from major knee surgery in record time.

December 11, 2012  08:16 AM ET
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AD should be the MVP whether he hits 2k or not. He's all that team has, everybody knows he's getting the ball, and still he just runs over and through the defense. And all that after coming back from major knee surgery in record time.

Yep... that knee was SHREDDED!!!

December 11, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Tom Brady? Seriously?

December 11, 2012  08:20 AM ET
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Tom Brady? Seriously?

Sure. Why not?

December 11, 2012  08:22 AM ET
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Tom Brady? Seriously?

You have a problem with this?

December 11, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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Tom Brady? Seriously?

Did you watch him eviscerate the Houston defense last night?

December 11, 2012  08:24 AM ET
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Yep... that knee was SHREDDED!!!

Yep, that Houston defense was SHREDDED!!!

December 11, 2012  08:26 AM ET
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Did you watch him eviscerate the Houston defense last night?

Gotta give you props for using eviscerate and talking football at the same time. Agreed.

December 11, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Brady gets POY and Manning gets CPOY.

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December 11, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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System qb's can be considered. you know

Every QB is a system QB.

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December 11, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Gotta give you props for using eviscerate and talking football at the same time. Agreed.

I'm mostly trying to get people to spit coffee and ruin their keyboards, but improving the vocabulary of our constituents is a secondary goal.

December 11, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Why don't they just call it the best quarterback award and be done with it?

December 11, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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Why don't they just call it the best quarterback award and be done with it?

That's a bou the size of it.

December 11, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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no.

I forgot about Jeff George.

 
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