Peyton Manning is still on top in Dan Graziano's weekly MVP watch list. Some questioned Manning's ability to perform in cold weather after a sub-par performance against the Patriots, but a four-touchdown game in sub-20 degree weather against the Titans has put a temporary halt to any such doubts. Is Manning the NFL's best player this season?
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3,685 yards, 21 TDs, 9 INTs, 60.8 CMP%
4,107 yards, 33 TDs, 8 INTs, 68.0 CMP%
139 tackles, 1 INT, 1 sack
238 carries, 1,162 yards, 10 TDs
105 tackles, 6 sacks, 3 INTs
75 catches, 1,348 yards, 12 TDs
4,522 yards, 45 TDs, 9 INTs, 67.9 CMP%
261 carries, 1,305 yards, 7 TDs
2,776 yards, 20 TDs, 11 INTs, 62.0 CMP%
2,871 yards, 23 TDs, 7 INTs, 64.5 CMP%
Is coaching hazardous to health?
Recent health scares to Denver Broncos coach John Fox and former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak have shone a light on the job's rigors. And to little surprise -- this is, after all, a position that requires seemingly endless hours of work and amounts of stress, both of which are rewarded with constant public scrutiny. Then again, in today's working world, most students and professionals face a taxing level of stress at times. How bad do football coaches really have it?
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Redskins to start Cousins
Robert Griffin III's sophomore season hasn't lived up to the promise of his debut year, and many believe he has not fully recovered from the major knee injury he suffered in last season's playoffs. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan apparently has seen enough; the team will start Kirk Cousins in Sunday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta -- and likely for the remainder of the season. Griffin is still the Redskins' quarterback of the future, but this scenario isn't what he or the team expected when they drafted him with the No. 2 pick in 2012.
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Mack Brown stepping down?
It's been an interesting day in Austin, Texas. A report first surfaced that Mack Brown would resign his post as Texas Longhorns head coach ... then Brown refuted the story ... then a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that the Longhorns' coach of 16 years indeed would leave, likely by the end of the week. This could conclude a roller-coaster season for Brown and the Longhorns, who started 1-2 but ended up one win away from claiming the Big 12 title. It also could restart the speculation that Nick Saban might move from Alabama to Austin.
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