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MVP Watch: Week 6

With week 6 of the NFL in the books, it’s time to take a look at 5 players standing out and making their case of NFL MVP.

1) DeMarco Murray

Running Back, Dallas Cowboys

DeMarco Murray became only the second back in NFL history to start a season with six 100+ yard rushing games.  Matching the campaign set by Jim Brown in 1958.  If Murray continues down this road he will continue to overshadow the other great play from these players.

2) Phillip Rivers

Quarterback, San Diego Chargers

Rivers added another impressive game to his resume vs the Oakland Raiders.  Adding 3 TDs to 0 Ints and 313 yards.  Rivers play wasn’t the reason for him dropping one spot this weekend, but instead just Murray playing that much better.

3) J.J. Watt

Defensive End, Houston Texans

Watt has been nothing but a one man wrecking crew this season.  Adding yet another defensive TD to his stat line.  He continues to give offenses fits.  His season has been overshadowed by the great play by Rivers and Murray, which is unfortunate, because he is a legitimate MVP winner in most any other season.

4) Peyton Manning

Quarterback, Denver Broncos

Manning torched the New York Jets secondary this past week, adding another 3 TDs to his season.  Now with 506 career TDs, Manning is just 3 TDs from breaking Brett Favre’s record of 508.

5) Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback, Green Bay Packers

A late game, game winning drive, with a little trickery, was the highlight of Aaron Rodger’s week 6 performance.  Although he has been great the last 3 weeks, his early season slow start may keep him from his second MVP award.