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As we head into the weekend of Divisional round play in the NFL, most fans and pundits are focusing their attention, and rightly so, on the four matchups that will take place this Saturday and Sunday. At the same time, there is an awful lot of focus on the coaching merry-go-round; determining who is to blame for the knee injury suffered by Redskins’ quarterback RGIII; and which teams might be looking to trade for Mike Vick, Alex Smith, and Tim Tebow. That, of course, leads me to make the following blanket statement about a topic entirely apart from this list: Aaron Rodgers will not repeat as the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player, but he probably should. Conventional thinking on the 2012 NFL MVP has it as a two-person race, with the same pair running neck and neck for Comeback Player of the Year as well. Stats Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson are the odds-on favorites to finish one-two in the MVP balloting, and both have had t...
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