He does. The offensive line has done a fantastic job, but Peyton is also good at avoiding sacks and moving the ball quickly.
Also, the Broncos were 23rd last year in terms of YPG and 25th in terms of PPG. This year they are 4th in YPG and 2nd in PPG.
Yea having a guy who struggled with the forward pass and had the Bronco's going back to the days of the leather helmets created limitations to the offensive numbers. I am a BIG Manning fan so I am not trying to flame him just wanting to give props to some of the other boys on the team who are very good at their craft.
Did Rodgers turn a poor offence into one of the best offences in the league after coming off 4 neck surgeries with a brand new team and coaching staff?
Also, Manning has elevated his receivers games. DT and Decker have improved a lot by simply playing with Manning this year, not to mention how he saved Stokley's career.
Rodgers is playing for a new offensive coordinator this year as well. The neck surgery issue doesn't make Manning any more important to his team, it doesn't make him a better player on the field. The story is great, but it shouldn't be a consideration for MVP imo.
With respect to the play of DT and Decker, anyone can see that these guys are talented players, especially DT. DT was a first round pick and was injured most of last year, but in his last 7 games (including playoffs) had over 700 yards receiving with Tebow as his QB. DT had already taken his game to the next level before Manning ever got there.
I personally think AD and Manning should split both the MVP and the CPOY awards. Peterson almost single handled propelled his team into the playoffs, while Manning took the Broncos to 1st in the AFC and made them a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
Big Seahawks fan here. I am really looking forward to this game today. Pretty evenly matched teams other than defense, Seahawks have the advantage there.
Well dude, I'm a big Redskins fan and you are correct in your assessment. I would favour the Seahawks in this game but it is in Landover for a change. I would feel better about the Skins chances if RGIII were 100%. If there's going to be a blowout the Seahawks would be on the winning end (i.e. if the Skins win it will be close).