Five players taking early lead in NFL MVP race

10/21/12 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

1.      Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
The elite quarterback’s four prior MVP titles won’t mind the inclusion of another along with them while being named.
Although the Denver Broncos (3-3) are struggling to match the winning percentage of other heavy-weights in the NFL, Peyton Manning has delivered a consistently strong performance. The same Denver Broncos, who ranked 31st in passing yards with Tim Tebow are leading fourth in the NFL under Peyton Manning.
The 36-year-old Peyton Manning has only thrown four interceptions so far this season and is just 14 touchdown passes behind Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is leading the NFL in the sector this season.
The Denver Broncos offensive has never looked sharper before, all to the credit of Peyton Manning who has immediately fit into his leadership role with the team.
2.      Tom Brady, New England Patriots
The New England Patriots starting quarterback ranks second in the NFL for passing yards per game and is tied for fourth rank with just three interceptions thrown this season.
 Although the New England Patriots (4-3) are the biggest powerhouse in the AFC East, the other three teams are trailing close behind. And with Tom Brady out of the equation, the New England Patriots don’t stand a chance, which qualifies one of the NFL’s top quarterback for the MVP contest.
3.      Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings
While there’s a close competition for the top spot in the NFC North, the Minnesota Vikings have been able to retain the spot owing to revived offense thriving on the team’s running game.
Percy Harvin has quickly become Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s got-to target this season, which has bumped his running by a 30’s difference from last season to an  average 90 receiving yards per game.
While injuries and other unpredictabilities leave receivers at a disadvantage of making the list, Percy Harvin has firmly established his footing for an early MVP possibility.
4.      Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers offense is notoriously capable of producing sox points on the scoreboard on any given play, but not every quarterback is molded into their ways.
While Pittsburgh Steeler’s cottage cheese-like offensive line frequently leaves the quarterback open for punishment from rivals, Ben Roethlisberger has been able to turn those moments into big plays for his team. It’s an amazing feat considering that no one across the NFL can handle that kind of pressure and still play it down like Ben Roethlisberger who should at least be included amongst the MVP contenders.
The 30-year-old Ben Roethlisberger has thrown 10 touchdown passes while allowing opponents only two interceptions until now in the season.
5.      Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Here’s surprising edition. The Green Bay Packers quarterback has been shouldering the weight of the offense by throwing a league high 16 touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. And it all began when Aaron Rodgers led eth Green Bay Packers to a terrific victory over the Houston Texan last season.
Additionally, Aaron Rodgers is third in the NFL with regards to pass competitions, which leaves him just behind Christian Ponder and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
However, Aaron Rodgers second-highest sacks (23) in the league may weigh against him.
Nonetheless, the only reason the Green Bay Packers can still continue their playoffs run is due to Aaron Rodgers, which qualifies him for the MVP list
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