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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Dan Graziano's MVP Watch

By Dan Graziano

Rodgers, Manning, Brees
Peyton Manning remains entrenched atop the MVP Watch list, but fellow quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees are right on his heels.
The MVP Watch doesn't get a bye week. Doesn't want one. Doesn't need one, either, given that nobody's been hitting it, even though some people out there seem to want to. But a lot of Watch regulars are getting weeks off this time of year, and that makes it tough to know what to do with them.

Peyton Manning, for example, is not going to throw a touchdown pass in Week 9, let alone four of them. It's enough to bring a Watch to tears.

Two of the guys on this list were off this past weekend. Two more are off in Week 9 and one in Week 10. So it's possible you won't see a lot of movement until late November and December, which is when MVP awards are won anyway. Or at least, in this year's case, when the race for second place gets into high gear.

Because after wobbling a bit in Week 7, the guy who has owned the top spot on this list since preseason showed in Week 8 that he's not interested in giving it up any time soon.