NFL MVP 2013: Complete Race Overview Heading into Week 16

December 21, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2013 NFL MVP race is currently led by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning with Week 16 on the horizon.
But fans who want to see a close race to end the season should look to last year for inspiration. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson literally ran away with the award in Week 17 via his 199 yards to put him over the 2,000-yard mark and gave him the second-highest rushing total in NFL history.
That sort of performance from a superstar is not out of the question and may be able to make this a close race again, but it needs to happen now.
Here is a look at the race as it currently stands.
The Criteria
This is rather simple and widely accepted, but a brief breakdown to act as a refresher is necessary.
An MVP must be a leader on a team in playoff contention. Simple. Minnesota finished 10-6 last year (yes, that actually happened) when Peterson won. As great of a year as say, Josh Gordon in Cleveland is having, he is an outlier...

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