After 15 NFL weeks, youve probably watched enough football to determine that quarterback Peyton Manning is the leagues 2013 MVP.
Manning has led Denver to an 11-3 record that should be good enough for the Broncos to earn the home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. He already has thrown for a career-high 4,811 yards and surely will surpass 5,000. His 47 touchdown passes are two shy of his career high set in 2004 and threeaway from Tom Bradys season record.
Sports Illustrated already named Manning its Sportsman of the Year.
But if Manning isnt the MVP, who is?
Is it Jamaal Charles, the Kansas City Chiefs running back who scored five touchdowns Sunday in Oakland? Four of those touchdowns came on receptions, an NFL record for a running back. Charles has 1,181 rushing yards, 655 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns.
Where would New England be without Brady? His late-game efforts saved the Patriots against New Orleans and Denver, and New England probably would have beaten Carolina if not for a blown call by a referee with no time left.
What about Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson? Would the Seahawks have the NFLs best record at 12-2 without the second-year player?
Is it New Orleans Drew Brees, who is second in passing yards and touchdowns behind Manning?
What to watch
NBA, Kings at Charlotte, 4 p.m., CSNCA: The new-look Kings begin a four-game trip against a team they should compete well against.
Who deserves the NFLs MVP award this season ?
• Peyton Manning, Broncos
• Russell Wilson, Seahawks
• Tom Brady, Patriots
• Jamaal Charles, Chiefs
• Drew Brees, Saints
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Does the Kings DeMarcus Cousins deserve to be on the All-Star team?
• Yes, hes playing great: 50%
• No, hes still not elite: 32%
• Lets see how he does in the next month or so: 18%
Total votes: 414