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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Luck No. 7 on MVP Watch list

By Mike Wells

INDIANAPOLIS -- ESPN.com Giants reporter Dan Graziano came out with his MVP Watch list Wednesday. And to no surprise, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is on the list. He’s No. 7 to be exact.

Luck’s spot is about right.

Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, New Orleans’ Drew Brees, New England’s Tom Brady, Seattle’s Russell Wilson, San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick and Peyton Manning is in the top spot after he threw for seven touchdowns against Baltimore in Week 1.

I was a little surprised San Francisco's Anquan Boldin wasn’t on Graziano’s top-10 list.

For those upset over Luck’s positioning, you have to take into consideration that Luck attempted a career-low 23 passes and threw for a career-low 178 yards. He did score the game-winning touchdown on a 19-yard run. You can’t point the finger at Luck over the low number of pass attempts because he was at least efficient (18-of-23). You also have to remember that the Colts are putting an emphasis on running the ball this season. They ran the ball 26 times against the Raiders.

Luck will be tested this weekend against a Miami defense that registered six sacks and three interceptions against Cleveland last weekend.

Here’s the link to Graziano’s MVP Watch. You can also rank the MVP candidates here.