Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/21/12
Six weeks into the season, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been more or less ordained as the MVP front-runner.Some big showings by big names last week, however, got the debate flowing again.Specifically, Peyton Manning’s performance in the Bronco’s 24-point comeback win at San Diego (the Chargers, of course, being the reason that the dictionary has a thunderbolt next to the word ‘overrated’) has made everybody and their mother ready to hand him his fifth MVP award already.  Matt Ryan was instantly forgotten in the debate, as was the reigning MVP, the consensus offensive rookie of the year, and Peyton’s own brother.Now, Aaron Rodgers had a great game against a stellar defense, but it was only one game.  He has had a pretty good season, but that’s what the Pro Bowl is for, not the MVP award.  He can re-enter the debate when he has a couple more dominant performances.Robert Griffin III is in the midst of one of the great rookie seasons of all-time, and his numbers are as good as anyb...
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