Found November 19, 2012 on
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Thanksgiving is just a few days away, which is awesome, especially if you like copious amounts of family, food, booze and football, and not necessarily in that order.
The Turkey Day week is huge in those aspects, and it’s also huge in the NFL. Tom Brady and the Patriots, the best team in the second half of just about every season for the last decade or so, know that better than just about anyone.
“Coach always says football season doesn’t start until after Thanksgiving,” Brady said recently, reaffirming the notion that the Pats — and the rest of the NFL — are about to enter the most important part of the season.
This is where teams separate themselves from each other, and it’s also where players step up and lead their teams to the postseason. It’s where players prove how valuable. But who’s the most valuable? Funny you should ask. Maybe the first installment of the NFL MVP power rankings can help you with that.
Here we go.
1. Aaron Rodgers — Green Bay Packers quarterback
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The comparison of starting quarterbacks just didn't seem fair.
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Oh, and we have no run game.
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