Sunday, December 23, 2012
Making Cases For Peyton Manning & Adrian Peterson As NFL MVP & Comeback Player of the Year
Both Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson each are having a remarkable year that has put them both at the top of the list for league MVP and given that they are both under the same circumstances are also candidates for NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Peyton Manning- Manning has taken a team that barely made the playoffs last season and now has them positioned for a first round bye and could still possibly get the #1 seed in the AFC
2012-13 Stats to date 4,355 Passing Yards 34 TD Passes
Peyton has proven he is capable of coming into any offensive system and adapting real quickly and excel.
Adrian Peterson- If not for Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings would most likely already be eliminated from playoff contention. With a below average game through the air (due in large part that Percy Harvin is out with an injury) Peterson has single handily carried the Vikings on his back. Peterson also has a chance at becoming just the 7th player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards+ in a season and could even surpass Eric Dickerson's mark (2,105 ) for the most all time in a single season
2012-13 Season 1,898 Rushing Yards 11 Rushing TD's
NFL Comeback Player of the Year
Peyton Manning- Manning is coming off from neck surgery that caused him to miss the entire 2011-12 season. Critics and football fans a like wondered if Manning would ever be the same again and/or the game has finally passed him by and no longer be able to keep up with the pace and speed of the game. Manning has now silenced any critics and has shown he is the same Peyton Manning now as he was when he first entered the league.
Adrian Peterson- Peterson's 2011-12 season came to an abrupt end after he injured and tore both his ACL & MCL. For the first time in Peterson's career that he failed to reach the 1,000 yard rushing mark in a season. Many would speculate whether or not if Peterson would be the same again, given the nature of the injury, some even wondered if he would ever play again. Peterson though, worked hard to rehab his injury and surprisingly was ready to go Week 1 of this season, just nine months after suffering his devastating injury! Unlike most athletes who have suffered the same injury, Peterson is the same as he ever was and believe it or not, he may even be better now than he was before as he continues to get better and stronger each game!
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