Chad ForsterCBS Las Vegas - KXNT Over & Under #PeytonManning #MVP
Not to take anything away from what Adrian Peterson has done this season just 10 months after tearing his ACL and MCL in his left knee but my vote for the 2012 NFL MVP goes to Peyton Manning. Peyton was pretty much put out to pasture by the Colts this past off season, after undergoing four neck surgeries and many considered it the end of the line for the aging QB but Manning has proven why he is considered one of the greatest players to ever play quarterback.
Manning is currently ranked 4th in passer rating, 6th in yards, 2nd in touchdown passes and 2nd in completion percentage. Now keep in mind Manning is on a new team, with unfamiliar receivers and new coaches. While those numbers are very impressive, what’s more impressive is the Broncos record, at 10-3 Denver has locked up the AFC West and is currently riding an eight game winning streak, last losing in week five on the road against the Patriots. If both Manning and Peterson finish the final three games the way they've played the first 14 we could end up with co-mvp’s.
Chris FolmsbeeCBS Las Vegas - Web Editor #AdrianPeterson #MVP
After tearing his ACL against the Washington Redskins less than a year ago, Adrian Peterson is on mark to beat Eric Dickerson's rushing record of 2,105 in a season. Records aside, this is after a major injury that most running back would either hang up their cleats, or never be the same fierce powerful running back they use to be.
This is a running back's worst nightmare of an injury, yet Peterson rehabbed and managed to get healthy enough to be ready to not only start, but be highly effective this season. Not only effective, but the Vikings #1 guy. Lets face it, no one is truly worried of Christian Ponder throwing deep on their defense. The only guy opposing teams need to stop is Peterson and they aren't doing it! Usually a player coming off an ACL injury is talking about how he will be that player he use to be next season when he is 100%. Instead we are talking about him setting new records and scoring an MVP award. Career season off a huge major injury = MVP in my book.