Originally Posted by PimpLimp
I can see where you're coming from with Manning, but he also had a lot more time to recover from those surgeries than AP did. I think you're forgetting that Peterson tore his ACL on the 2nd to last game of the season last year. He now leads the NFL with 1,128 rushing yards this season. I say if he gets anywhere close to 2K rushing yards at the end of the season, they'll give him the MVP regardless of the Vikes record. I could honestly see it going either way though
Oh don't get me wrong, Von Miller definitely has a chance. Teams have just been double-teaming J.J. almost every snap now. He managed to get a sack this Sunday and put those huge bear paws up for another deflected pass and I'm fine with that. Those tipped balls are really what sets J.J apart from everybody else and is what's eventually going to get him the DPOY award IMO. He has 11 deflect passes already and is bound to smash Reggie White's record of 13 by the end of the season.
The amazing thing is the combeack player of the year and MVP race are one and the same. I believe that's the first time that'll ever happen. Makes you marvel at the greatness of these guys
Von is on pace to have 21 sacks this year. I think if he gets anywhere from 18-20+, plus a couple more FF and FRs, he'll have a really solid case at the end of the year.
I remember being stunned when 'T-Sizzle' got the DPOY award last year over Jared Allen. Allen had eight
more sacks than him, (A ridiculous 22, just one away from Strahan's record!) just 4 less tackles, 3 less FF but also 4 FRs to Suggs' 0, and 1 less int.