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NFL MVP: Peyton Manning

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    So now Hoosiers have something for tomorrow's paper.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090102/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_ap_nfl_mvp_4
     
  2. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    I'm OK with Peyton, Turner would have been my choice though, Manning No. 2.
     
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    The way he and the Colts finished, it is hard to argue with this one. Also, he played well against tough defenses. His numbers were decent in the first game against the Titans. He was great in limited time against them this past week, but that was a meaningless game. Manning torched the Ravens early in the season and recovered from a slow start to have a very good game against the Steelers.

    Turner was great, but I'd have a hard time putting him above Adrian Peterson, who had more yards and was much more of a factor as a receiver despite the Vikings' lousy quarterback situation.
     
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I'm fine with it. As a Panthers fan, I would have welcomed DeAngelo Williams winning it. 18 TDs, 0 fumbles, 5.5 average per rush, and just unstoppable down the stretch.
     
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Peyton, Peyton, Peyton! [/fangirl]

    I really don't know who else I woulda voted for. Maybe Adrian Peterson or Chad Pennington (although with Chad it was more of the entire organization turning around). I admit to my bias in this situation, however.
     
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    As a Giants fan check out the difference in the Giants when Brandon Jacobs plays and when he doesn't. Objectively, Peyton is the most deserving player.
     
  7. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    What, no love for Larry Johnson? Tyler Thigpen?
    Their votes must have cancelled each other out.
     
  8. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    No fumbles? Wow.

    The fanboi in me wouldn't have minded James Harrison, but another Manning MVP was inevitable.
     
  9. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    The only thing that probably hurt Williams is that he only had 522 yards rushing and three touchdowns when the Panthers got off to that 6-2 start, somewhat negating the "valuable" part of the argument. But man did he finish the season strong.
     
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    The fanboy in me still hopes Harrison will get the Defensive POY, but I think Demarcus Ware is going to beat him out for that one.
     
  11. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Given the Cowboys' defense down the stretch with a playoff berth on the line, I'm not so sure about that.
     
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Good point, and I do think Harrison was the better player this year. But Ware has more sacks and he doesn't have another legitimate candidate on his own team like Harrison does with Polamalu.
     
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