Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/5/11

Last week I wrote an article about Darren McFadden’s chances of winning an MVP. After every game I will check in with an update on his chase for the award. Darren McFadden continues to perform at a high level, but despite 123 total yards, the Oakland Raiders fell to the New England Patriots.

The Raider’s running back was still productive in the run game averaging 5.4 yards per attempt, but as previously stated, the team needs to come up with big wins in big situations. Sunday’s loss to the Patriots hurt the team and McFadden’s MVP chances.

Meanwhile in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers showed why he might be destined to win MVP this year. Rodgers threw for 400 yards to go with four touchdown passes. To top it off the Packers quarterback also ran or two scores.

McFadden’s next opportunity to bolster his statistics and help his team get a win will come against the Houston Texans. The Texans are ranked 18th in rush yards allowed and are 3-1 on the season. McFadden has the chance to help his team against one of the better teams in the NFL.

 

McFadden’s MVP Stock – Slightly down

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

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