Originally written December 27, 2012 on NESN.com:
This season’s MVP debate has dwindled down to a two-man race in recent weeks. Peyton Manning‘s rebirth in Denver and Adrian Peterson‘s medical miracle with the Vikings have taken center stage and appear to be the only contenders remaining — at least, that’s the idea floating around the NFL. The league’s reigning MVP might have something to say about that, though. Aaron Rodgers, who won the award in 2011, has flown well under the radar for much of the 2012 season, even being criticized for poor performances early on. Rodgers threw just three touchdowns and two interceptions as the Packers got off to a 1-2 start to the season — their worst three-game start with Rodgers under center. Since that “horrific” — and I use that term sarcastically — start, Rodgers has played nothing short of stellar, though, and the Packers have gone on quite a run. Rodgers has scored 34 touchdowns (32 passing and two running) and thrown just six interceptions over the Packers’ past 12 games, leading them to a 1
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