Who Ya got; NFL MVP

Posted: December 27, 2012 by Sports Time Radio in football, sports, Uncategorized
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With one week left in the NFL regular season I thought it might be a good time to hand out some awards. So who is the National Football League Most Valuable Player. There are some good choices for M.V.P. this season, but I think one player was above all the others. Here’s the way my ballot would look. My pick for M.V.P. would be:

Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings. A.D. yeah I got that right, his nickname is All Day. Is there a better player in the NFL right now? No. He leads the league in rushing right now with 1898 yards and isn’t too far off from breaking the season record for rushing yards. Peterson needs 204 rushing yards this week against Green Bay to set the record. With Percy Harvin injured Peterson has been the only true offensive threat for the Vikings but teams still can’t stop him. Peterson is the player mostly responsible for the Vikings being able to win and you’re in the playoffs situation this weekend. I haven’t even mentioned that he’s coming off major reconstructive knee surgery. With all this considered; Adrian Peterson is this season’s M.V.P.

Behind Peterson for me would be Calvin Johnson; Megatron. I know his team the Detroit Lions are 4-11 at this point in the season but you can’t argue with the numbers he’s put up. 117 catches for 1892 yards an average of 16.2 yards per catch and 5 touchdowns. The Lions offense is Johnson and every team knows it, but he’s still put up these kinds of numbers. Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL and #2 on my M.V.P. ballot.

There are a few quarterbacks names you could throw into a hat and pick one out for this award but I’m going with Peyton Manning. Coming off a neck injury which cost him all of last season. Denver is 12-3 right now and have a chance to end up with the best record in the AFC. They’re second in scoring at 29.5 points per game. Manning has 34 touchdown passes and 4355 passing yards with one game to go.

Marshawn Lynch is the fourth name on my ballot. I know Russell Wilson gets most of the press for Seattle but Lynch is actually second in the NFL in rushing yards at 1490. Seattle is second in the NFL in rushing yards per game at 161.7 yards. Lynch seems kind of hidden in Seattle’s success this season. 10-5 and a playoff berth guaranteed. Lynch while not the M.V.P. this season deserves a lot of credit for where the Seahawks are this season.

In the last spot on my ballot, I’m going with Brandon Marshall. Yeah I know there are four or five quarterbacks I could throw into this spot but I’m going with Marshall. The Bears offense has been embarrassing at times this season and when they throw the ball everyone knows it’s going in Marshall’s direction. Even though teams know this Marshall still caught 113 passes for 1466 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. This is the reason I thought Marshall should get on my ballot.

There you have it my M.V.P. ballot. There is one game to go but I don’t think it would change the way I’ve selected my players. Feel free to let me know what you think.



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  1. Stewart Silverman says:

    You’ve made some good choices. Peterson would definitely be my choice with the year he’s having and especially after coming back from a potentially devastating injury.


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