What NFL players are in the race for league MVP? Here are the Riggo’s Rag - NFL MVP Power Rankings – Week 12.
Bubbling Under 6-10
10. Andrew Luck, QB (Indianapolis Colts) – (7-4) LW # 8
9. Justin Houston, OLB (Kansas City Chiefs) – (9-2) LW # 7
8. LeSean McCoy, RB (Philadelphia Eagles) – (6-5) LW # 10
7. Richard Sherman, CB (Seattle Seahawks) – (10-1) LW # 5
6. Cam Newton, QB (Carolina Panthers) – (8-3) LW # 9
NFL MVP – The Top 5
5. Tom Brady, QB (New England Patriots) – (8-3) Brady moves into the top 5 this week, and he led the Patriots to a huge win at home over the Broncos. Brady may have had his best game of the season, passing for 344 yards and 3 TD’s.. LW # 6
4. Calvin Johnson, WR (Detroit Lions) – (6-5) Calvin Johnson had another big game against the Steelers with 115 yards receiving on 7 catches. The Lions lost, but Johnson’s individual effort puts him high on this list. He is without a doubt the number wide receiver in the NFL. LW # 4
3. Russell Wilson, QB (Seattle Seahawks) – (10-1) Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks were idle this week. He has become one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the NFL. It’s not about stats with him, it’s about winning. LW # 3
2. Drew Brees, QB (New Orleans Saints) – (9-2) Brees and the Saints defeated their rival the Atlanta Falcons on the road. Brees didn’t put up his typical super numbers, but he is on pace for his third straight 5,000 yard passing season, and he has the Saints back in contention for a championship. LW # 2
1. Peyton Manning, QB - (Denver Broncos) – (9-2) Manning and the Broncos lost a heart breaker on the road to the Patriots, but Manning is still leading the pack for MVP. He is no longer on pace to pass for 6,000 yards, but 5,500 is still a big number. More importantly, the Broncos have one of the best records on the NFL. LW # 1
The Washington Redskins Alfred Morris would be the closest thing they have to an MVP candidate right now, but he needs the team to pile up some wins. Morris is third in the league in rushing with 970 yards.