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Monday, November 30, 2009

Okay, Okay I believe in the Saints now.

The New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts have gone on 11 wins and no losses streaks to start the NFL season. The Colts have the track record winning 10 or more games each year except one since Peyton Manning's second season a decade ago. The Saints' early success was less believable having failed to qualify for the playoff the last two seasons and racking up wins mostly against losing teams.

Tonight Drew Brees threw for 5 touchdowns and close to 400 yards against the Patriots. Equally impressive was the relentless pressure the Saints defense brought all night holding the high-octane Patriots offense to 17 points while intercepting Tom Brady twice and harassing him all night.

While I am a Browns fan and they have been awful this year, this has still been a fun NFL season to watch. It seems each game I watch I start considering a different player for MVP. Tonight I jumped on the Brees bandwagon, but previously a dozen different players seemed to merit consideration. Heck, just yesterday I was arguing for Vince Young. The Titans started with six losses then switched quarterbacks to Young and have now responded with five straight victories. Not just wins, but most were very dramatic come from behind wins. Then you look closer and Young may not even be MVP of his own team. Running back Chris Johnson seems to make history every time he touches the ball and leads the league in rushing yards. Lots of players merit consideration for that award. Unfortunately, none of them wear the Browns uniform..

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Blogger bob said...

The Vikings have been close but Favre has put them over the top. He's also probably having his best year as a pro in his 40's.

December 1, 2009 at 1:33 AM

Blogger LargeBill said...

Favre! Great catch. He is one of the guys I was thinking about a couple days ago when it struck me how many different players are viable MVP candidates. Quite often it seems to be a rather obvious pick. This year a half dozen guys are the obvious choice. A lot can happen in the next five games so it will be fun to watch. At least more fun than watching the Browns.

December 1, 2009 at 6:11 AM


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