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Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com kicks off Super Bowl week with a nice package on Super Bowl MVPs that you can find here.
It's not much of a project to review Super Bowl MVPs from the AFC South.
In their combined histories, the four teams have three Super Bowl appearances and two wins.
The Colts won Super Bowl V when they were in Baltimore, but as Tim Graham notes in the AFC East blog, linebacker Chuck Howley of the Dallas Cowboys captured the award, the only play from the losing team to ever do so.
The Colts won Super Bowl XLI over the Chicago Bears on Feb. 4, 2007. Peyton Manning won the MVP Award in a debatable choice -- he was 25 of 38 for 247 yards with a touchdown and an interception. His 81.8 passer rating was the lowest for a Super Bowl MVP quarterback, according to Sal Paolantonio.
Some thought running back Dominic Rhodes, who carried 21 times for 113 yards and a touchdown, was the better choice.
It was a nice line for Manning to add to his resume, of course, but nowhere near as significant or as important as "Super Bowl winner."