The MVP race remains wide open

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Not long ago, the candidates for the 2019 NFL MVP award consisted of Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson. Now, Mahomes’ injury could make his own chance at winning the award a much more difficult proposition.

So with seven weeks in the bag, let’s look at the candidates as of right now. It’s a snapshot that we’ll take, perhaps every week, in order to figure out who really is in the running for this award.

The Leading Contenders.

Lamar Jackson, quarterback, Ravens: With the fourth double-triple of his career on Sunday in Seattle (if you haven’t read the excellent MDS item tracking and naming this rarely-achieved feat, you should), Jackson helped the Ravens legitimize their prior 4-2 record. He’s currently the NFL’s sixth-leading rusher, and he’s averaging 235.7 passing yards per game. Most importantly, he has an electric presence that resembles his two-way dominance at Louisville more than many thought it would. The ever-present threat of an injury resulting from the hits that he takes becomes the biggest risk to his shot at winning it.

Aaron Rodgers, quarterback, Packers: A proposal that seemed unsupported by the stats a week ago has become a reality, thanks to a career game from Rodgers against the Raiders. Fifth in passing yardage after Sunday’s 426-yard outburst, Rodgers is also tied for fifth in touchdown passes, throwing 13 (five on Sunday) against two interceptions. Starting with the Week Four loss to the Eagles, Rodgers has elevated to a higher level in the Matt LaFleur offense, and Rodgers has been spectacular ever since, winning three games in a row without his top receiving target (Davante Adams) on the field. If the Packers capture a bye in the NFC, the trophy may be his, again.

Christian McCaffrey, running back, Panthers: Off this week, McCaffrey remains on pace for 2,461 yards from scrimmage as the heart and soul of the post-Cam Carolina offense. The eighth pick in the 2017 draft is also on track to score 24 touchdowns. To be a serious candidate, he’ll need to do something historic or close to it. But he’ll have a hard time becoming the third 1,000/1,000 tailback (Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk have done it), and McCaffrey is currently slightly behind the single-season yards from scrimmage record set by Chris Johnson in 2009, with 2,509.

Russell Wilson, quarterback, Seahawks: A pair of home losses, punctuated by only the second more-than-one-score defeat in Seattle during his tenure with the team, has taken the shine off the leading candidate through Week Six. He still has 15 touchdown passes against only one interception. But the Seahawks will need to win the division at a minimum for Wilson to have a real shot at securing his first MVP. With the 49ers at 6-0, that won’t be easy to do.

Deshaun Watson, quarterback, Texans: Despite losing on Sunday in Indy, Watson continues to be a dynamic presence, making big plays in the clutch and generating another great statistical season. His accuracy is just south of 70 percent, he’s running less (thus reducing injury risk), and he’s getting sacked less. The Texans will need to win the division and earn one of the top two seeds in the AFC for Watson to have a real chance at winning.

The Fringe Candidates.

Patrick Mahomes, quarterback, Chiefs: Still leading the NFL in passing yardage (2,180) and tied for the league lead in passing touchdowns (15), Mahomes’ case will depend on two things — first, whether the team thrives without him and, second, how quickly he returns. If, for instance, the Chiefs lose the next two (rematches of their only two Super Bowl appearances, against the Packers and Vikings) and Mahomes comes back in Week 10 and picks up where he left off, Mahomes would be right back in it. If he misses more than two games, however, it could be very hard to supersede someone who plays in all 16 games. Especially if the Chiefs don’t end up with at least a bye.

Tom Brady, quarterback, Patriots: His numbers are very good but not great. But his team is 6-0, and he continues to be the nucleus of it, even in a year when the defense is dominating. If the Patriots finish with the No. 1 seed in the AFC and if no other players from the other three playoff-bye teams have significantly better numbers or moments, Tom Brady could win it — especially since he’s Tom Brady.

Kirk Cousins, quarterback, Vikings: Three weeks after Minnesota had to be wondering how it could get out from under the $29.5 million in fully-guaranteed salary he’s due to earn next year, Cousins has had a historic run. He’s the first quarterback in league history to throw from 300 or more yards and generate a passer rating in excess of 130 in three straight games. More importantly, he now has the highest passer rating among all starters at 114.3. However, to even have a chance at winning it, the Vikings will need to catch and pass the Packers in the NFC North.

Jacoby Brissett, quarterback, Colts: Yes, Jacoby Brissett. His overall passing stats aren’t jaw dropping, but he’s on pace to lead the league in touchdown passes, which counts for something. The Colts also lead the AFC South. If they continue on this trajectory, and if Brissett can bump up his per-game passing average of 231.3 yards per game and his per-attempt average of 6.7, Brissett’s case will strengthen.

Michael Thomas, receiver, Saints: He’s leading the league in receptions (62) and yardage (763) despite not having Drew Brees for more than five games. No receiver has ever won the award, primarily because it usually goes to the guy throwing the ball. This year, with the season inevitably split between Brees and Teddy Bridgewater, league-leading catches and receiving yardage from Thomas could make him the first receiver to secure the prize — especially if the Saints end up with a bye.

The Longshots.

Dak Prescott, quarterback, Cowboys: The 4-3 record doesn’t help, but he’s third in average passing yardage and he’s averaging 8.9 yards per throw. If Dallas can continue to rack up wins and if the team finishes with a first-round bye, Prescott has a chance — especially since he plays for the Cowboys.

Dalvin Cook, running back, Vikings: Currently the leading rusher (he has played once more game than McCaffrey), Cook is averaging 103.5 yards per game and 5.5 yards per carry. He also has given new life to the Vikings’ play-action passing attack. The problem for Cook’s MVP candidacy is that Cousins gets the statistical benefit of the threat Cook brings to the field. At best, he’d chew into votes that would otherwise go to Cousins.

83 responses to “The MVP race remains wide open

  1. I realize these mid-season questions are just for fun, and by all means, debate away.
    But the reality is there’s just too much football left to be played to give any kind of reasonable educated guess.

    On a side note, Lamar Jackson, Wow, he has certainly come a long way since being asked to try out at other skill positions besides QB when the attended the combine.
    A fact, at the time I agreed with, I’m a little sheepish to admit.
    Congrats to him for proving us doubters wrong.

  2. albanyhawker says:
    October 21, 2019 at 5:51 pm
    I’m a Seahawks fan, but how are the Niners 6-0 and Garapalo’s name doesn’t appear in the list, even as a long shot?

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    Probably because that team is getting carried by a top 3 defense and strong run game instead of by their QB??? Come on man, all due respect to Jimmy G but anyone can tell that a team who’s starting QB has the same number of turnovers as he does TDs is winning in spite of him as opposed to because of him.

  3. If Rodgers stays healthy its his. If this award gets handed out to anyone with names like Prescott, Brissett, Cousins or an 11 weeks or less played Mahomes….please cancel it.

  4. Russell Wilson was a product of a weak schedule. He’s been exposed. He is what we thought, pedestrian against decent defense.

  5. Everyone knows that Aaron Rodgers is the greatest thing since sliced milk. He always has been. And always will be.

  6. Wilson is petite and he has small hands. When it rains and the ball is wet, he has problems gettin a good grip on the ball. Yesterday he started the game reasonably well, but rain fell harder as the game went on, and his stats fell apart. Also, he threw the pick six kind of softly, and after that pick, he started zipping the ball on line drives. Many of those passes went incomplete, either off target or thrown way over the heads of his receivers. The MVP Wannabe had a bad day indeed.

    I agree that he has to win his divisiion at the very least to be considered MVP. The way things are going, Seattle may end up missing the playoffs altogether. The league’s best offensive teams only average about 27 points a game, but Seattle has given up 30, 28, and 30 points in the last 3 games. if the trend continues, Seattle will need to be the league’s best scoring offense to win their share of the remaiing games.

  7. If you’re going to put Cousins up there you gotta at least think about Keenum. He’s not out of the equation yet, and available at a more cap friendly salary.

  8. Lamar Jackson is far and away the most fun player to watch, on top of that he is an extremely likable person. Both are polar opposites of Baker Mayfield.

  9. 49erfan44 says:
    October 21, 2019 at 6:22 pm
    You forgot Nick Bosa.
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    Good one. He doesn’t even lead his own family in sacks. 21 players have more sacks than him, some have twice as many.

  10. Leman Russ says:
    October 21, 2019 at 6:43 pm
    Lamar Jackson is far and away the most fun player to watch, on top of that he is an extremely likable person. Both are polar opposites of Baker Mayfield.

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    Yeah, but Hulu has live sports.

  11. Yup, Brady is killing it. Take the Bills out of the equation and he beat teams with a combined record of 6-25. I’m sure He deserves MVP.

  12. So, AR is the leader because he padded his stats against a terrible Raiders defense? There should be 2 awards, the actual MVP and then the “AR deserves an award just because” award which he can win every year, just like all of those off-season championships they have.

  13. As a life long Pats fan I urge the vote to go to anyone but Tommy. When was the last time a regular season MVP won a Superbowl? Please give it to anyone else, especially Lamarr or Russell. Thanks!

  14. Raptorman says:
    October 21, 2019 at 7:10 pm
    Yup, Brady is killing it. Take the Bills out of the equation and he beat teams with a combined record of 6-25. I’m sure He deserves MVP.
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    While he won’t get it (doesn’t even get in the conversation most years) he’s not bothered as he’s always too busy going to the SB or at least the AFCCG most years. But this year he’s had over his starting line and weapons missing and even those playing are doing so banged-up. He’s been doing a top job of managing that side of it. And if the offense get healthy it’s a 7th ring – at 42. And even if they don’t get healthy they’re still short odds due to the D.

  15. if popularity plays a factor…It will be Dak Prescott! Not because he is good but because he is popular!!!

  16. Kirk Cousins is on a hot streak. However, that won’t last and he will fall back into the down side of mediocrity before long. He’s just not that good, and he will fold like a cheap suit when things get near the playoffs. It’s what he does. Wait and see. (And I’m a Viking fan. I’ve envied the Packers QB situation for 25 years. I sure wish we had Rodgers. He’s the best QB I ever saw play, and I’ve been watching the NFL since 1956.)

  17. with a 5-1 record-and 4 come from behinds- son-of a – gone the most scorned draft pick by Buffalo has led them to 5 come from behinds despite only 16 starts–ain’t that amazing ?

  18. So Rodgers is back in it for having 1 good game and picking apart a young secondary. If the Raiders would have not committed 3 red zone mistakes the outcome may be different. McCaffrey and Jackson are your leaders by a mile.

  19. Cousins? Stafford has out played him, played better vs a top 10 D yesterday. The only MVP candidate on the Vikings is Cook.

  20. It’s great to see Rodgers show up as Rodgers again. He’s comfortable in the new system, and the biggest factor………he’s healthy. Last season he played eight games with a broken bone and a restrictive knee brace, another two games with a strained hamstring, and missed the last game in concussion protocol.

    That was then. This is now.

  21. Christian McCaffrey carried his team out of an 0-2 start with an undrafted QB behind center and everyone knowing he’s the focal point of the offense. All of the other top candidates have had a lot more help than CMC.

  22. Brady with 1 legitimate weapon tonight already marching up and down the field at will. The real MVP.

  23. skmad2014 says:
    October 21, 2019 at 6:46 pm
    49erfan44 says:
    October 21, 2019 at 6:22 pm
    You forgot Nick Bosa.
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    Good one. He doesn’t even lead his own family in sacks. 21 players have more sacks than him, some have twice as many.
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    He leads the league in QB pressures. Don’t get dazzled and hung up by sack numbers, there are far more important valuable assets to a team from D players rushing the passer. Look at the totality of what he offers.

  24. Lamar Jackson has made a mockery of the 2018 draft class. It’s a deja Vu moment for teams who drafted other qb’s ahead of him. Remember the 2016 draft when others went before Mahomes?

  25. paul82461 says:
    October 21, 2019 at 7:51 pm
    So Rodgers is back in it for having 1 good game and picking apart a young secondary. If the Raiders would have not committed 3 red zone mistakes the outcome may be different.
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    So you are really playing the "if only the NFL would outlaw turnovers" card to justify your fairy tale? Got it.

  26. People talking about Rodgers padding his stats, make it sound like he was just heaving it up to Cris Carter and Randy Moss all game, not ONE Packer had more than 4 receptions. He spread the ball out got EVERYONE involved, he eleveates the play of the people around him. Unlike other teams where they need younger players to step up as a unit, and help the struggling veteran QB find his stride.

  27. I doubt Rodgers gets league MVP this year. The Packers are playing team ball right now, so it’s not up to him to save every game for the Pack like in years past.

    Superbowl MVP on the other hand…… 🤷‍♂️😎

  28. Wisconsin Narcissists says:
    October 21, 2019 at 9:51 pm
    Last year I heard Rodgers had a broken femur with the bone sticking out most of the season. He’s quite incredible.
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    Well according to you and your minions, a silly broken collarbone ended Rodger's career a couple years ago and forever more. So in that desperate wish alone, he is indeed….incredible.

  29. The Pats don’t really have an MVP candidate.

    They have many, many players that play at very high level.

    A much better situation.

    Lamar Jackson is awesome to watch and is the MVP imo.

  30. IMHO the mid-season MVP should go to Christian McCaffrey. He’s put Carolina on his back and carried them to a winning record. I’m a Saints fan, but can’t help pulling for the guy. He’s all heart and just keeps pounding. He seems like he’s a special player on a not so special team.

  31. Everyone thinks of Cousins as the guy who played poorly against the Bears. Take that 1 game away and he has been outstanding and those that disagree most likely haven’t watched the games. The last 3 weeks he’s been the best QB in a 3 game stretch in NFL history. Sounds like MVP candidate to me. Not saying he’ll win it, but he has to be a strong candidate at this point.

  32. LoL this is asinine. I’m sorry but Lamar is not special, at all. I don’t get the obsession with QB’s who can run, you realize that’s not what they’re supposed to do, right? It’s not difficult for someone who is fast to be able to run when there’s 10-15 yards of daylight b/c the D is chasing receivers downfield.

    Yes, he’s fast, but he can’t pass very well and that’s a problem. QBR ranks him like 7th right now but over half his value is running – which I believe QBR overrates drastically. Football outsiders had him at 19th passing and that probably declines after another abysmal week throwing the ball (hint: MVP QB’s don’t go 9 for 20 for 150ish yards in this era). He doesn’t SNIFF the MVP vote right now, as he’s played well enough to win about 50-55% of games while the defense and running game has carried them the rest of the way – that measure ranks middle of the pack btw and is combining his passing and running. Even with the rushing prowess he’s still just 9th in yards per total attempts, with just 14 total TD’s (15th in total rate), and 9 possible turnovers (all fumbles included, ranks like 11th in TO rate). It’s nothing special and he’s outplaying his peripherals right now.

    And no, a RB won’t win the MVP in this day and age, even if they’re deserving. The MVP is currently a QB award, and the top 5 QB’s should lead this. Lamar Jackson is not even remotely close to being a top 5 QB.

  33. paul82461 says:

    October 21, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    So Rodgers is back in it for having 1 good game and picking apart a young secondary. If the Raiders would have not committed 3 red zone mistakes the outcome may be different. McCaffrey and Jackson are your leaders by a mile.

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    No, Rodgers is in it for playing lights out for half of the season. His first 3 games were against top-10 defenses in every category. He has belled out against the rest of the teams he has faced. Even if the raiders hadn’t committed 3 red zone turnovers, Rodgers still looks exactly the same. He’s been playing without one of the best receivers in the NFL as well. Wait until he comes back.

  34. If Rogers were to be named MVP, it would be quite an achievement; first year head coach, new system, but same mega-talent behind center.

  35. LoL this is asinine. I’m sorry but Lamar is not special, at all. I don’t get the obsession with QB’s who can run, you realize that’s not what they’re supposed to do, right? It’s not difficult for someone who is fast to be able to run when there’s 10-15 yards of daylight b/c the D is chasing receivers downfield.

    Yes, he’s fast, but he can’t pass very well and that’s a problem. QBR ranks him like 7th right now but over half his value is running – which I believe QBR overrates drastically. Football outsiders had him at 19th passing and that probably declines after another abysmal week throwing the ball (hint: MVP QB’s don’t go 9 for 20 for 150ish yards in this era). He doesn’t SNIFF the MVP vote right now, as he’s played well enough to win about 50-55% of games while the defense and running game has carried them the rest of the way – that measure ranks middle of the pack btw and is combining his passing and running. Even with the rushing prowess he’s still just 9th in yards per total attempts, with just 14 total TD’s (15th in total rate), and 9 possible turnovers (all fumbles included, ranks like 11th in TO rate). It’s nothing special and he’s outplaying his peripherals right now.

    And no, a RB won’t win the MVP in this day and age, even if they’re deserving. The MVP is currently a QB award, and the top 5 QB’s should lead this. Lamar Jackson is not even remotely close to being a top 5 QB.
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    Ridiculously asnine observation. He wills his team to win. He shows leadership and he stacks wins. Winning matters especially if someone plays a huge part no matter how.

  36. I know this has come up before, but I think it would make sense to split up the MVP awards, since in the modern NFL it has essentially become a “best quarterback” award. Create an award for quarterbacks and one for every other position (or one for offense and one for defense).

  37. albanyhawker says:
    October 21, 2019 at 5:51 pm
    I’m a Seahawks fan, but how are the Niners 6-0 and Garapalo’s name doesn’t appear in the list, even as a long shot?
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    Look at his #’s {which matter when discussing an award like MVP}. The end.

  38. Is this award given to the biggest whiner in the league? I have a hard time defining the requirements by reading the comment section. There are a lot of references to the guy in green baby. When you watch him play he whines after every single play that doesn’t go his way. There fore this award must be for the greatest complainer in the NFL. It’s a tremendous display of unsportsmanlike like conduct.

  39. mediasloppy says:
    October 21, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Rodgers? lol

    Yes he is an elite QB, but the Packers defense is more important than him and any real Packers fan knows it…
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    The defense? That defense started out with a great game against the terrible Mitch Trubisky and has been mediocre at best in the rest of the games. They’re giving up 22.7 points per game since Week 2 and 26 points per game since Week 4. The defense is living off a reputation built in one game against the only team that has yet to put up 300 yards of offense in a game.

    I used to lobby for Rodgers to be MVP every year because the Packers would be garbage without him. Last year they were garbage with him though, and I thought they had improved their team enough that Rodgers wouldn’t have to win the games by himself. Now it looks like Rodgers is carrying the team again, even though he still isn’t as good as he used to be four years ago.

  40. Rdog says:
    October 22, 2019 at 9:11 am

    The media has already decided that it’s Lamar Jackson

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    Considering that’s who votes on it, I think that’s their prerogative.

  41. shaggytoodle says:
    October 21, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    People talking about Rodgers padding his stats, make it sound like he was just heaving it up to Cris Carter and Randy Moss all game, not ONE Packer had more than 4 receptions. He spread the ball out got EVERYONE involved, he eleveates the play of the people around him. Unlike other teams where they need younger players to step up as a unit, and help the struggling veteran QB find his stride.

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    Thats is called playing as a team no matter the age of the unit is. Something that hasn’t been in Green Bay for a while because Rodgers has had to carry the team the past decade. On the other hand Rodgers has one great game and the media, Packas fans start screaming MVP. Who cares who elevates who as long as it translates into wins.

    Again Rodgers single handy won the game on Sunday. The defense gave up 293 in the air, 21 points, gave up 124 on the ground to Jacobs. The Packers are lucky to be 6-1, an INT and a couple bad calls are the only reason the Packas are not 4-3. According to your theory, only younger players can elevate veteran players but in the previous paragraph you say a vet elevates the teams play. Which is it?

    Not saying Cousins is an MVP not by a long shot, but against the Lions he hit 7 different receivers, its not a big deal but Aaron does it and it this monumental accomplishment because its the Packas. As of right now Cousins has just as many TDs, better completion percentage and a better rating than Aaron Rodgers and you Cheezers are screaming MVP? Totals for all games played so far

    Rodgers

    Yards 2019
    Tds 13
    INTs 2
    Comp% 64.8
    QBR 103.7

    Cousins
    Yards 1711
    TDs 13
    INTs 3
    Comp% 69.8
    QBR 114.3

    Like Packs fans were saying to Vikes fans, “whelp it was just the raiders…… well try those shoes on now Cheezers. Because Rodgers played great….. but it was against the raiders.

  42. Christopher Siegert says:
    October 21, 2019 at 11:21 pm
    LoL this is asinine. I’m sorry but Lamar is not special, at all. I don’t get the obsession with QB’s who can run, you realize that’s not what they’re supposed to do, right? It’s not difficult for someone who is fast to be able to run when there’s 10-15 yards of daylight b/c the D is chasing receivers downfield.

    Yes, he’s fast, but he can’t pass very well and that’s a problem. QBR ranks him like 7th right now but over half his value is running – which I believe QBR overrates drastically. Football outsiders had him at 19th passing and that probably declines after another abysmal week throwing the ball (hint: MVP QB’s don’t go 9 for 20 for 150ish yards in this era). He doesn’t SNIFF the MVP vote right now, as he’s played well enough to win about 50-55% of games while the defense and running game has carried them the rest of the way – that measure ranks middle of the pack btw and is combining his passing and running. Even with the rushing prowess he’s still just 9th in yards per total attempts, with just 14 total TD’s (15th in total rate), and 9 possible turnovers (all fumbles included, ranks like 11th in TO rate). It’s nothing special and he’s outplaying his peripherals right now.

    And no, a RB won’t win the MVP in this day and age, even if they’re deserving. The MVP is currently a QB award, and the top 5 QB’s should lead this. Lamar Jackson is not even remotely close to being a top 5 QB.
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    Just wow! It’s so obvious that you haven’t watched a Ravens game. First of all, who says a QB “is not suppose” to run? You? Is it a problem when Aaron Rodgers does it? What about Steve Young in his day? How about Jeff Garcia? Randall Cunningham? Kyler Murray? Should there be a limit on how much he runs when it’s an ability he’s been gifted with and is currently on pace to be the best QB the NFL has ever seen at doing it? Did your research take you to how many are designed runs vs. him improvising due to a very suspect pass blocking Oline and a below average receiving core with his main receiver out the past few weeks? Did your 9 for 20 passing yards account for 6 drops? One which was a 25 yard TD drop which is why he took over the game with his legs. MVP stands for Most Valuable Player, not Best QB. He’s averaging 82.3 yards a game rushing, and 235.7 yards a game passing. That’s 318 yards a game. His offense is 2nd in the NFL in yards and points, and leads the league in time of possession. Last I checked, the object of football is to score points, gain yards, and stop the opposing team. The 2 he’s responsible for he’s tops in the league up to this point.

    Let’s look at the last 4 MVPs from the previous years. 2018 Pat Mahomes (Offense ranked 1st), 2017 Tom Brady (Offense ranked 1st), 2016 Matt Ryan (Offense ranked 2nd), 2015 Cam Newton (Offense ranked 11 but he lead all QBs in rushing and his Offense had the number 2 rushing offense in the NFL. He ranked 16th in passing and it just so happens that Lamar is currently 16th in passing). So again, tell me why he doesn’t deserve consideration? And for the record, have you seen his defense? Outside of the Seattle game, they’ve given up over 500 yards twice and over 400 yards twice. The only team they looked decent against was Miami.

  43. Aaron Rodgers is my pick to win the MVP award. Frisco will win the NFC championship game. Mark my words.

  44. Well I’m Taller says:
    October 22, 2019 at 12:10 pm
    Rdog says:
    October 22, 2019 at 9:11 am

    The media has already decided that it’s Lamar Jackson

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    Considering that’s who votes on it, I think that’s their prerogative.
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    It’s their prerogative to decide the MVP in Week 8 out of 16 weeks?

  45. Mike Thomas ran a one-man route in triple coverage against the Bears and still caught the ball. Teddy B., Mike Thomas and 9 guys blocking. They knew exactly what was coming and they still couldn’t stop it. Mike Thomas is the MVP right now.

  46. Tom Brady is 7-0 and the Patriots leads the league in scoring, 31.9 points a game. He just destroyed the Jets on Monday night. I see no reason why he is not a leading candidate for MVP. In comparison, Russell Wilson is 5-2, and his team scores an average of 25.9 points per game, and that is slightly worse than the 26.0 points per game that Frisco averages. The number 1 job of a quarterback is to win, and to win, his team must score more points than the other team. Tom Brady has won more games and scred more points than any other NFL quarterback this season. He is the front runner for MVP.

  47. californianewton says:
    October 23, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Tom Brady is 7-0 and the Patriots leads the league in scoring, 31.9 points a game. He just destroyed the Jets on Monday night. I see no reason why he is not a leading candidate for MVP. In comparison, Russell Wilson is 5-2, and his team scores an average of 25.9 points per game, and that is slightly worse than the 26.0 points per game that Frisco averages. The number 1 job of a quarterback is to win, and to win, his team must score more points than the other team. Tom Brady has won more games and scred more points than any other NFL quarterback this season. He is the front runner for MVP.
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    And with the addition of Sanu, they should win more. I’ve always respect what the Pats have done and always will. Yes, it maybe the “Patriot Way” but is a great way. That’s why as a Vikings fan I fear what Matt Patricia is gonna do in Detroit, you can see that taking shape already in the second year.

    I’m sure Brady is fine not winning an MVP, but to me he is the best QB in the league.

  48. californianewton says:
    October 22, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Aaron Rodgers is my pick to win the MVP award. Frisco will win the NFC championship game. Mark my words.
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    You forget about Drew Brees? yeah I thought so, he comes back the Saints are roll again, hell they rolling now. WHO DAT!

  49. Sadly, the double-triple stats are WAY off base.
    There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.

    Danny White has 53 double triples in passing and punting. 6th in the stat is Norm Van Brocklyn, with 10.

    Perhaps the most dubious triple is sacked yards. Archie Manning is the only player, once.

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