Originally written on Football Extra Points  |  Last updated 11/5/14

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 06: Runningback Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Vikings 30-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Vikings were supposed to be terrible this season with AP's return in question.  No one told AP he wasn't supposed to be any good this season. We've entered the second half of the season and talk of league MVP will start heating up. Here is a look at my MVP candidates by position: Quarterback: Payton Manning - Manning not only switched teams but came back from neck surgery that caused him to miss all of last season.  Not only have he installed his offense in Denver but he has established a rapport with the receivers and is sitting fifth in the league in passing yards.  I've been more impressed with what Manning has done here than his last several years in Indy. Drew Brees - Drew is leading the league in passing yards, that's not a surprise considering their offense.  Everything that the Saints have had to deal with this offseason has put 100% of the leadership load on Brees' shoulders.  The Saints defense is terrible and the only way they can win is if Drew thro...
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