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Down 21-3 at halftime, Andrew Luck orchestrated a second-half comeback that consisted of 215 yards and three touchdown passes to T.Y. Hilton, and the Colts won 27-24. Tony Romo completed 34 of 51 pass attempts for 327 yards and two scores as the Cowboys beat the Vikings for the first time in their past three meetings. Where do Luck and Romo rank among the 10 players NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano has in his weekly MVP watch? Click the images below to set your own rankings!

2013 NFL MVP Watch

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints QB
2,672 yards, 21 TD, 7 INT, 66.1 CMP%

Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

Chiefs RB
170 ATT, 725 yards, 6 TD

Matt Forte

Matt Forte

Bears RB
140 ATT, 658 yards, 7 TD

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions WR
47 REC, 821 yards, 7 TDs

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Colts QB
1,845 yards, 13 TD, 3 INT, 58.3 CMP%

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos QB
2,919 yards, 29 TD, 6 INT, 71.2 CMP%

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Panthers QB
1,801 yards, 13 TD, 7 INT, 64.4 CMP%

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

Chargers QB
2,473 yards, 17 TD, 7 INT, 72.2 CMP%

Tony Romo

Tony Romo

Cowboys QB
2,553 yards, 20 TD, 6 INT, 66.2 CMP%

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seahawks QB
1,845 yards, 15 TD, 6 INT, 62.3 CMP%

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Two of Earl Thomas' 10 tackles came as the Seahawks made a goal-line stand in the final seconds of a 14-9 win over the Rams. Calvin Johnson set a Lions franchise-record with 329 receiving yards against the Cowboys, just seven yards shy of the NFL single-game receiving record. Both players had MVP-worthy performances, but where does their output rank among other deserving candidates? Below are the 10 players NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano has in his weekly MVP watch. Click the images below to set your own rankings!

2013 NFL MVP Watch

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints QB
2,290 yards, 19 TD, 5 INT, 67.5 CMP%

Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

Chiefs RB
153 ATT, 635 yards, 6 TD

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

Bengals QB
2,249 yards, 16 TD, 7 INT, 65.6 CMP%

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions WR
47 REC, 821 yards, 7 TDs

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Colts QB
1,574 yards, 10 TD, 3 INT, 60.7 CMP%

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos QB
2,919 yards, 29 TD, 6 INT, 71.2 CMP%

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

Chargers QB
2,132 yards, 15 TD, 5 INT, 73.9 CMP%

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB
2,191 yards, 15 TD, 4 INT, 67.1 CMP%

Tony Romo

Tony Romo

Cowboys QB
2,216 yards, 18 TD, 5 INT, 66.1 CMP%

Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas

Seahawks S
53 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 4 INT

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Lions headed for the playoffs?

For about 59 game minutes Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys seemed destined to extend their NFC East lead, while the Detroit Lions looked destined to stay locked in a tussle for the conference's final playoff spot. Then Matthew Stafford happened. With his team trailing 30-24, he hit Kris Durham on a crucial downfield pass. He linked up with Calvin Johnson -- who finished with 329 receiving yards, second most in NFL history -- to reach the 1. Then, after telling the world he would spike the ball, Stafford decided to leap the line and send his team to 5-3. Will Detroit keep pushing toward the postseason? What does the rest of the NFC look like?

  • Who had the better day?

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      82%
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      18%

    Discuss (Total votes: 22,364)

  • Will the Lions (5-3) make the playoffs?

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      78%
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      22%

    Discuss (Total votes: 44,911)

  • Who is the best non-quarterback offensive player in the NFL?

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      68%
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      23%
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      9%

    Discuss (Total votes: 43,437)

  • How much will the loss to the Lions hurt the Cowboys mentally going forward?

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      49%
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      44%
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      7%

    Discuss (Total votes: 43,381)

  • Which best reflects your view of the Cowboys' standing in the NFC East?

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      8%
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      39%
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      53%

    Discuss (Total votes: 13,122)

  • What do you make of Dez Bryant's outbursts Sunday?

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      36%
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      64%

    Discuss (Total votes: 78,880)

  • What chance do the Giants (2-6) have of making the playoffs?

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      35%
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      65%

    Discuss (Total votes: 35,129)

  • The Eagles have lost 10 in a row at home. When will they snap the streak?

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      32%
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      38%
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      2%
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      3%
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      25%

    Discuss (Total votes: 37,963)

  • What do you make of the Eagles scoring zero offensive touchdowns in the past two weeks?

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      5%
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      72%
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      23%

    Discuss (Total votes: 37,105)

  • What is Michael Vick's future?

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      30%
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      70%

    Discuss (Total votes: 43,894)

  • Which of these teams will win the NFC West?

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      18%
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      82%

    Discuss (Total votes: 37,019)

  • Which team will win the NFC?

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      11%
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      11%
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      26%
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      43%
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      9%

    Discuss (Total votes: 38,514)

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The Cardinals are going out of their way to praise the Lions in advance of their game this weekend, with both Bruce Arians and Larry Fitzgerald calling Calvin Johnson the best wide receiver in the game. Johnson clearly has a strong argument for the title, but do you have him as the best of the best? Submit your rankings now!

NFL wide receivers

Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola

Patriots

Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant

Cowboys

Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb

Packers

Marques Colston

Marques Colston

Saints

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Giants

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

Bengals

Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin

Seahawks

Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

Buccaneers

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

Texans

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

Falcons

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

Bears

Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

Packers

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Panthers

Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

Dolphins

Reggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

Colts

Wes Welker

Wes Welker

Broncos

Roddy White

Roddy White

Falcons

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