With a 9.0 TD% and a 120.1 passer rating this season, Aaron Rodgers has led the Packers to 5 wins in their last six games and has them looking as good as they did in 2011.
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Remember Aaron Rodgers? The QB who led the Packers to a 1-2 record to start the season and was trounced by the Seahawks and Lions, and barely escaped the Jets? Well now he leads the NFL in TD%, yards/pass, overall passer rating and has more games with a passer rating of 130 or higher than any other QB in the NFL.
Aaron Rodgers may not have the Packers at 7 or 8 wins like the Cowboys, Eagles, Lions or Cardinals, but right now the Packers are the hottest team in the NFC after absolutely crushing the Chicago Bears with 6 first-half TDs. Now the Packers are only 1 game behind the Lions in the NFC North with two more division games left to play. It will be an interesting ride for Rodgers.
Here are the top 5 NFL MVP candidates heading into Week 11:
DeMarco Murray – The Cowboys star RB got back on track with his 9th 100-yard game of the season. He isn’t on pace for a 2,000 yard season, but if he averages only 100 yards per game the rest of the way, he’ll still break Emmitt Smith’s franchise record for rushing yards – that’s enough of an accomplishment to warrant a serious consideration – especially if they make the playoffs.
Tom Brady – There isn’t a QB in football that does more with less than Tom Brady. The Patriots may actually clinch a playoff berth before Thanksgiving – and this comes only 5 games after being crushed by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.
Aaron Rodgers – The Aaron Rodgers of 2014 reminds a lot of people of the Aaron Rodgers of 2011. He may not have the same record, but if the results are similar, the Packers may find themselves with a First Round bye in the playoffs
Peyton Manning – He is now at the point where he can throw 5 TDs in a game and it looks completely routine. He is on pace for an unprecedented 2nd season with 50 TDs – regardless of anyone else’s season, that might seal the deal for his 6th MVP award.
J.J. Watt – The best defensive player in the nation got a much-needed break this week. Now that the Texans have a new QB, many people are asking why Watt wasn’t on the short-list for that position too.