Super Bowl VLXIII odds and predictions are becoming hot topics, with only less than two weeks left for the National Football League season. The big game is fast approaching on February 2, 2014, at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Fans probably already have their NFL Most Valuable Player choices.
The NFL MVP winner will be chosen by a fan vote which is 20 percent and a panel vote from 16 different American football media-men whose votes count for 80 percent of the over-all tally. Those fans watching the game through streaming can vote through the internet or cell phones.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning
According to Broncos coach John Fox, Manning should win the NFL MVP this season in a landslide victory. Fox said on Wednesday that it is not even “close” to other players. The team’s wide receiver Andre Caldwell said he’d vote for Manning because and MVP should be on a winning team and that it is about how much the team depends on that particular player. Caldwell said, their game would have been totally different if Manning was not in the team. Fans are definitely excited to see, or maybe vote for, manning during the Super Bowl on Feb 2. Caldwell and Fox’s vote will not count though. Sports Illustrated announced last Sunday that Peyton Manning is Sportsman of the Year. He is the first Denver Athlete to be given this prestigious recognition. After missing the 2011 season due to four neck surgeries, this quarterback is definitely making a comeback. He was also named 2012’s NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles
Opposing team Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano vouched for Charles. Now, that would be a completely different thing compared to your own coach vouching for you like Fox and Manning. One of his shining moment was his five-touchdown performance in Oakland. Charles said to deserve the title, he should work hard and play the best football he can. Charles is one of the main factors for the rebirth of the team’s offense, which would be a great thing to anticipate during the Super Bowl XLVIII.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson
People should have fun watching Wilson play as much as possible, because he just might play Texas Ranger, after being drafted in the baseball team last week. According to the team’s fullback Michael Robinson, Wilson will definitely become the NFL MVP one day. Robinson said that after they won 23-0 against the New York Giants last Sunday at the MetLife Stadium, where the Super Bowl XLVIII will be held.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees
He is New Orleans’ favorite Saint, he has won the award four times and he leads almost all passing categories. These are just some of the major reasons why Brees should be included in the conversation. He led the Saints this season to victory against the Cowboys, the Falcons and the 49ers. In the past, he has also been named Offensive Player of the Year, All-Pro Player of the Year, Man of the Year, and Super Bowl MVP.
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy
This guy leads the NFL with a whopping 1,305 rushing yard. He also has 1,744 yards from scrimmage. This 25-year-old athlete can be considered as the best running back in the NFL. What is noticeable though is that he is getting better as the league progress. His 217-yard, two-touchdown performance that defeated the Detroit Lions on six inches of snow the Sunday before last, signals that this is the best season of his career. These are just some of the reasons why he is included in the MVP conversations.
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker
This kicker definitely has a shot at the NFL MVP with six field goals against the Detroit Lions last Monday. One highlight was his 61-yarder with only 38 seconds left in the game, which made the Ravens won 18- 16 against the Lions. Ravens coach John Harbaugh let Tucker do a 5-yard kick, which was the longest in his career, instead of doing fourth-and-8 from Detroit’s 43. These are some of the major reasons why Tucker made it to the NFL MVP projection list. Tucker scored 43.9 percent of the total points of the team. This means, Raven has good odds for the Super Bowl because of Tucker. He basically brought the Ravens to five victories.
Manning and his grip on the NFL MVP Award
After the list and the data included, seems like Manning got the fattest chance of grabbing the MVP award. But what really are the chances of Manning winning the MVP Award? And how can he loosen the grip on the award? Here are three scenarios that could possibly lead to Manning not winning the MVP Award:
- If the Broncos will not win the American Football Conference West, then voter would have more choices for the Award. So, if you don’t want Manning to get the Award, then you can hope that the Broncos will lose to Houston or maybe Oakland and Kansas City must win out.
- If the Chiefs will win in their final two games by Jamaal Charles making three touchdowns, then Charles would have a better shot for the MVP Award.
- Another way for Manning not to win the Award is for Drew Brees to do a 500-yard passing game or if Ruseel Wilson would have a six-touchdown pass performance in one of the games.
Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco was last seasons Super Bowl MVP with his 287 yard, three touchdowns, and leading the Raven to win the championship. He had a 5 – 2 odds as the MVP before the big game. He started strong in that game and never stopped. He showcased incredible execution in the sitting back, throws and the pocket. Then, he just adjusted when the pressure got him. One of the major factors that made the raven win the championship was their aggressive passing attack that was consistent all throughout the big game. These aggressive passing attacks were mostly credited to the team’s receiver Anquan Boldin. If the team would bring the same game to the Super Bowl this time, it would be a very memorable one.