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The Victory Formation:
Aaron Rodgers has been the presumptive MVP winner this year for a while now, and while I tend to agree with the consensus, it’s actually a much closer race than the media would have you believe. If you compare Aaron Rodgers to Drew Brees, you can make a case either way:
In Drew Brees’s favor: He has 420 more passing yards and completes 71.5% of his passes to Rodgers’s 68.1%. He also gets sacked far less often with 23 sacks to Rodgers’s 36. Of course that’s partly because Rodgers is a more mobile quarterback and makes more plays out of the pocket which means more sacks.
In Aaron Rodgers’s favor: His mobility makes him a far better running threat with 239 yards and 3 touchdowns to Brees’s 72 yards and 1 touchdown. He also averages more yards per attempt 9.22 to 8.2. But the biggest things that swing it in Rodgers’s favor are his td to interception ratio and obviously his team’s record. 13-1 is better than 11-3 and Rodgers has 40 touchdowns to 6 interceptions while Brees has 37 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
A rational person would still come to the conclusion that Rodgers is indeed having a better year, but not by a lot. Brees is having the best year of his career and it’s too bad that he’ll have to settle for runner up in a year when he’ll become just the 6th quarterback to put up 40 touchdowns, passing for at least 1 in every game, and break Dan Marino’s record for total yards passing. And he’s also closing in on Johnny Unitas’s record of 47 games with a touchdown pass. He’s up to 40 now and with that offense it’s hard to envision him not breaking the record next year.
Beef O’Brady’s Bowl: 8:00 ESPN Florida International vs. Marshall.
7:00 Rangers at Devils
7:00 Predators at Capitals (a non-specific hunter vs an even less specific type of city. how exciting!)
7:30 Blackhawks at Penguins (Versus)
7:30 Sabres at Senators
7:30 Coyotes at Panthers (see Nashville this is how you get specific with your predatorial nickname)
8:30 Islanders at Jets
9:00 Wild at Flames (the **** is a Wild?)
6:30 IPFW at Purdue BTN (greatest 2 programs ever!)
7:00 Bucknell at 1 Syracuse ESPNU
7:00 Samford at 3 Kentucky ESPN2
7:00 St. Francis at 13 Pittsburgh
8:30 Lamar at 2 Ohio St. BTN
9:00 Butler at Gonzaga ESPN2
9:00 Charleston at 4 Louisville ESPNU
BEST OF MAXIM
Bay Packers QB AARON RODGERS received 1,581,982 fan votes to
lead all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2012 Pro Bowl. Fan voting ended on Monday, Dec. 19. A record 100.64 million
votes were cast by fans this year.
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