Peyton Manning Awarded MVP for Third Time
After a nationwide vote from 50 sports writers and broadcasters who follow the NFL, Peyton Manning has been awarded the MVP by The Associated Press. This is the third time P. Manning has received the award, tying him with Brett Favre.
"I know it's an individual award, but ... truly, in my opinion, a team award," said Manning, who received 32 votes, far ahead of Miami quarterback Chad Pennington (4) and Atlanta running back Michael Turner (4).
"It's been the most rewarding regular season that I've been a part of in my 11 years, and I have to believe a lot of the other players and even coaches might feel the same way."
It has been an interesting season for the Colts this year after Manning underwent two knee surgeries in the preseason which resulted in a 3-4 start for the QB. From there, the Colts went on to win 9 games straight and secure a wild-card berth. This will be the seventh consecutive run in the NFL post season for the Colts.
In that 9 game domination, Manning went 209-290 for 2,248 yards and 17 touchdowns. He extended his NFL record with his ninth 4,000 yard season with 27 touchdown passes and a 95.0 passing rate.
Also receiving votes for the NFL MVP was Philip Rivers, QB of the San Diego Chargers, Tennessee rookie RB Chris Johnson and Arizona QB Kurt Warner.