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Manning Powers Through MVP Voting
In the end, all the discussion and debate proved unwarranted.¬†
Peyton Manning not only won the MVP award, but ran away with it.¬† The final AP tally ended with 39 ¬Ĺ votes going to Manning.¬† The closest competition (Drew Brees) managed only seven and a half votes while two other quarterbacks (Philip Rivers and Brett Favre) rounded out the vote with two and one vote, respectively.¬†
There was some speculation that sitting the bulk of the final two games would impact voters, who would look at quarterbacks with complete seasons in a greater light.¬† In that respect the pair of losses may have only proved to highlight Manning‚Äôs value as the Colts leader.
Manning also received help against the two other front-runners across the length of the season.¬† Brees‚Äô New Orleans Saints closed the year with a thud, losing their final three games to finish the year.¬† He led the league in passer rati...
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