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Brady. Peterson. Manning. All names synonymous with individual success, accolades and just flat out dominance. Now they all share the same stage in the rigorous MVP debate.Tom Brady remained his usual dominant self once again, while Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson returned from serious injuries and played like they never left.Brady was consistent throughout the season from a statistical standpoint, though his average Week 16 line against the Jaguars coupled with his loss to the 49ers a week prior may have hindered his chances at a third MVP award.Manning developed an immediate rapport with his new teammates in Denver, posting his second highest seasonal numbers in passer rating and completion percentage in his storied career while leading the Broncos to the AFC's first seed in the playoffs.Coming off a devastating ACL and MCL injury last season, Adrian Peterson returned and carried the Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs...literally. "All Day" rushed for the second ...
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