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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Brady stays on top of 'MVP Watch'

By Mike Reiss

Each week during the NFL season, ESPN.com reporter Mike Sando has put together his take on the NFL's "MVP Watch." Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has held the top spot in recent weeks and Sando believes Tuesday night clinched the award for him.

"New England's Tom Brady, the NFL's highest-rated passer for the team with the league's best record, became the obvious choice Tuesday night without even playing. His only legitimate competition for the award, Michael Vick, took a physical pounding in defeat and barely finished the Philadelphia Eagles' game against the Minnesota Vikings," Sando writes.

Former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel is No. 7 on Sando's list.