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Mike Sando's MVP Watch

Brett Favre is falling fast on the MVP Watch list.

The Vikings have lost two of three and Favre has been acting his age. The three-time MVP went to grade school in the '70s -- and that's where his passer rating has been stuck since Week 13.

If this keeps up, Brad Childress might need to remove Favre from consideration. For his own protection, of course.

Favre dropped three spots to sixth on our list, his lowest position since ranking seventh in Week 7.

Peyton Manning overtook Drew Brees for the top spot. Manning had 138 points to Brees' 137 when editor Brett Longdin scored MVP Watch balloting for the season (10 points for ranking first, nine for ranking second, etc.).

Brees has the flashier numbers, but Manning will be tough to ignore if the Colts finish 16-0. His 33 touchdown passes mark Manning's highest single-season total since he threw 49 in 2004. He threw 33 in 2000, his second-highest total before this season.

Both players have taken a similar number of sacks over the past two seasons (32 for Brees, 27 for Manning), but Manning has not lost a fumble since 2007. Brees has lost six this season, including one that killed the Saints' chances against Dallas in Week 15.

It's another stat to keep in mind when deciding which player has been most valuable in 2009.