Why Peyton Manning Will Win His Fifth MVP Award

October 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Peyton Manning proved last Sunday that he is the leading candidate for Most Valuable Player. The Denver Broncos stuffed the Colts running game all day, Manning’s best receiver—Reggie Wayne—and Pro Bowl tight end—Dallas Clark—were hindered by Champ Bailey, arguably the best cornerback in the NFL, and Pierre Garcon was out with an injury.
But those factors didn’t stop Manning. He did what he does best—gradually pick apart the opposing defense. When he’s throwing to a guy by the name of Blair White, who caught one of Manning’s three touchdown passes, you know you’re in trouble.
Even with a star receiver and tight end in Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark, Manning doesn’t necessarily need them to succeed. He’ll do what it takes to find a way to win the game. Wayne and Clark were held to four and five catches, respectively, and no touchdowns between them, but Manning still threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns.<...

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