Originally Posted by yo123
A month ago I picked Manning to win it, but at this point it's not close. Who is the best team he's beaten this year? Baltimore? Cincinatti? They had 3 chances to beat an elite team this year and lost all three, and it took late comebacks to make the scores look respectable.
look, i have no problem with peyton not winning it (or not even getting a vote), but this is silly. they lost three early games to good teams, and they *did* make comebacks. it wasn't about making them 'look respectable'. they nearly came back to beat three very, very good teams after early turnovers created a hole that ended up being too deep to dig out of.
if we want to play that game, who's the best team peterson beat? houston, with his 86 yards/3.4 ypc and 0 tds? san francisco in an identically average performance? green bay is the only good team the vikings beat when he had a good day. it's a bad argument and it's beneath anyone who's been involved in this thread.