Thursday, December 16, 2010
Can Vick overtake Brady in the MVP Watch?
By Matt Mosley
Michael Vick threw for 270 yards, two touchdowns and his third and fourth interceptions of the entire season Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, but ESPN.com's Mike Sando still moved him down a notch in his weekly MVP Watch. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 226 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Brodie Croyle-led Kansas City Chiefs and is now in second place behind Tom Brady.
Vick can take solace in the fact that he's leading Brady in fan Pro Bowl voting. Sando suggests that Brady could basically take a knee the rest of the season and still win the MVP award. But I think Vick might be poised to make a late run at this thing. If he leads the Eagles to a win Sunday afternoon in the Meadowlands, he'll finish with home games against the Vikings and Cowboys.
Brady's Patriots will host the Packers, then travel to Buffalo and finish up at home against the Miami Dolphins. He's having a ridiculously good season, but I'm not sure any player in the league has made more of an impact than Vick. He should at least be No. 2 on the MVP Watch right now.
And Sando's refusal to acknowledge the season Mat McBriar's having for the Dallas Cowboys at punter has raised eyebrows across the league. He's considering a separate list for specialists in 2011.