Rank 'Em: NFL MVP Candidates

Created: October 27, 2009, 2:38 PM

Where do Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson rank?

How do you size up the NFL MVP race?

Drew Brees and Peyton Manning continue piling up wins and touchdowns at a tremendous pace. Tom Brady appears to have rediscovered his flare for big numbers. But none of the three leads the league in passing touchdowns, courtesy of Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. So is the MVP race still as wide open as that might suggest?

Which players are out in front of the race for MVP? Rank the candidates below.


 
 
  • Jared Allen
    DE, Vikings
    7.5 sacks, 29 tackles
  • Cedric Benson
    RB, Bengals
    Rushing: 720 YDS, 5 TD
  • Tom Brady
    QB, Patriots
    99.9 QB rating
    Passing: 15 TD, 4 INT
  • Drew Brees
    QB, Saints
    106.9 QB rating
    Passing: 14 TD, 5 INT
  • Elvis Dumervil
    DE, Broncos
    10 sacks, 23 tackles
  • Brett Favre
    QB, Vikings
    102.2 QB rating
    Passing: 12 TD, 3 INT
  • Andre Johnson
    WR, Texans
    38 REC, 634 YDS, 4 TD
  • Thomas Jones
    RB, Jets
    Rushing: 602 YDS, 7 TD
  • Eli Manning
    QB, Giants
    92.2 QB rating
    12 TD, 6 INT
  • Peyton Manning
    QB, Colts
    114.5 QB rating
    Passing: 15 TD, 4 INT
  • Chad Ochocinco
    WR, Bengals
    39 REC, 573 YDS, 5 TD
  • Kyle Orton
    QB, Broncos
    100.1 QB rating
    Passing: 9 TD, 1 INT
  • Adrian Peterson
    RB, Vikings
    Rushing: 687 YDS, 8 TD
  • Aaron Rodgers
    QB, Packers
    110.8 QB rating
    Passing: 11 TD, 2 INT
  • Ben Roethlisberger
    QB, Steelers
    102.6 QB rating
    Passing: 11 TD, 6 INT
  • Matt Schaub
    QB, Texans
    104.4 QB rating
    Passing: 16 TD, 5 INT
  • Darren Sharper
    S, Saints
    6 INT (3 TD), 22 tackles

 



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