Found January 07, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
The NFL released its list of All-Pro players on Friday, and many of the players you would expect to be there are, headlined by first-timer Aaron Rodgers. But there are several notable snubs in this list, as there always are. Here are the top five most deserving players to be excluded from this circle of honor. 1. C Nick Mangold, New York Jets Many say that Mark Sanchez led the Jets to back-to-back AFC Championships in his first two seasons in the league, when it fact it was the man handing him the ball doing the real work. Nick Mangold is not only a mauler on the inside, but he controls the entire offense and makes a dysfunctional unit look somewhat functional. He makes holes for whatever running back is healthy enough to grab the hall, and he gives the Sanchize enough time to take twelve-step drops. Maurkice Pouncey is a very good man in the middle for the Steelers, but Pittsburgh as a whole has a more talented squad. The Jets lost both games that Mangold missed ea...

Rodgers, Starr have made special connection

In his peripheral vision, Aaron Rodgers spotted a legend. It was Fan Fest 2006 at Lambeau Field. Bart Starr closed in and Rodgers' heart raced.

Rodgers vs Brees: The Final Debate

Weekly, if not daily, I have been discussing and debating why Aaron Rodgers should be the NFL MVP over Drew Brees. At the end of the day, if the AP gives the MVP to Brees, I will be upset, disappointed, and a little frustrated; but I wouldn’t fault them for giving it to a QB who had one of the greatest seasons of all time. My personal vote, not just as a Packers fan but as a football...

Packers' Rodgers doesn't sweat pre-playoff layoff

The next time Aaron Rodgers steps under center, it will have been 20 days since he last played for the Green Bay Packers.

Packers' Rodgers doesn't sweat pre-playoff layoff

The next time Aaron Rodgers steps under center, it will have been 20 days since he last played for the Green Bay Packers.

Karen Guregian's final NFL power rankings

1. Packers (15-1) Did anyone know Aaron Rodgers had the best backup in the business? Matt Flynn will be one...

Pack's Jennings says Rodgers better than Favre

Aaron Rodgers is three more wins from something Brett Favre never accomplished: Leading the Green Bay Packers to a second Super Bowl title.

Why New Orleans, New England and (maybe) San Fran won't win the Super Bowl

Want to win the Super Bowl? As recent history has indicated, you better have as lost recently as Week 15 or forget it. I have a theory that a late-season loss helps refocus/motivate a team. There is *some* data to back me up: - Last season’s Packers lost in Week 15 to New England 31-27 in a game Matt Flynn had to start due to an Aaron Rodgers concussion. The Packers went on to...

Wild-card win over Falcons sets Giants up for Green Bay rematch

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are arguably the hottest team in the NFC playoffs right now, and they can point to a loss five weeks ago that showed them that they could be among the best teams in the NFL. Now with a 24-2 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Giants are set-up next weekend to avenge a loss that was a turning point in their season. It was Week...

Brady Wins AFC Offensive Player of the Month

Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees may be front runners for NFL MVP honors but Tom Brady's been no slouch this season. Rodgers led his team to a 15-1 record and Brees broke Dan Marino's 27-year-old single-season passing record, but Brady was the only AFC quarterback to throw for more than 5,000 yards. He also led the Pats to a 13-3 record, including eight in a row to end the regular...

Another Super Bowl run would set Eli Manning apart from brother Peyton Manning, New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees and Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers

ROBERT SABO/NEW YORK DAILY NEWSThere's no doubt Eli will be the Mann if he's able to lead the New York Giants back to the Super Bowl.By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 1/8/12
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