Ahead of the NFL kicking off week 10, why don’t you have a look at the top 10 NFL MVP SportsTips Power Rankings?
1: Patrick Mahomes, quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes just gets better and better with every game he plays. He is currently the second favorite to claim the NFL MVP, as he is paying at +220.
Mahomes had another solid showing against the Carolina Panthers, as he threw 372 yards, and backed up his five touchdown passes from last week, to throw another four in his side’s 33-31 win. He also collected a passer rating of 121.7. Mahomes is also second in terms of passing yards in the league with 2,687 yards, second in touchdowns with 25 and has thrown just one interception through nine games.
It only took Patrick Mahomes 40 games to reach 100 Pass TDs.
The fastest to do it in NFL history 👏 pic.twitter.com/Tt0Ya1sMgD
— ESPN (@espn) November 8, 2020
2: Josh Allen, quarterback, Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills are flying at the moment as they are first in the AFC East Division sitting at 7-2. It is largely thanks to Josh Allen who has been playing fantastically well over the last few weeks.
While he is currently the fourth favorite for the MVP with +1800 odds, his performance against the Seattle Seahawks shouldn’t go unnoticed and that is why he is ranked number two in the NFL MVP Power Rankings.
He outclassed the current MVP favorite, Russell Wilson, as Allen threw 415 yards, threw three touchdown passes and no interceptions. He completed 31 out of 38 attempts, a completion percentage of 81.6 %, and he even recorded a rushing touchdown of his own as the Bills defeated the Seahawks 44-34.
Josh Allen has TWO games this season with:
400 Pass Yards
3 Pass TD
The entire rest of the NFL has just ONE of those games. pic.twitter.com/k2e2Fee0xI
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) November 8, 2020
3: Drew Brees, quarterback, New Orleans Saints
Although Brees is a long shot in terms of claiming the NFL MVP (he has a value of +4000), he outclassed Tom Brady in their win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans’ fifth in a row.
The 41-year-old showed the world how good he was against the Brady, throwing for four touchdowns, had a completion percentage of 81.3%, going 26-32 and generated a passer rating of 135.2. While he threw for his lowest total yards over the five game win streak, 222, his impact and performance outclassed Brady in every way possible.
The Saints look set to take out the NFC South and that would go a long way to boosting Brees’ MVP credentials for the season!
Most TD passes ever! Congrats Drew Brees! pic.twitter.com/Ebl7GBQDrY
— SB Nation (@SBNation) November 9, 2020
4: Aaron Rodgers, quarterback, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers is the third favorite to win the NFL MVP paying at +400, and it is no wonder why he is rated so highly as he continued his fantastic 2020 form with another solid showing against the San Francisco 49ers.
Rodgers threw four touchdown passes in the side’s 34-17 win over the 49ers, which further supports his case for being crowned the NFL MVP this year. On top of that, he also threw 305 yards, completed 25 (out of 31) passes, which meant he his second best completion percentage of the season with 80.6 % and on top of that, he got a massive passer rating of 147.2.
Aaron Rodgers has a 𝟕𝟓-𝟖 𝐓𝐃-𝐈𝐍𝐓 ratio in his last 40 games 🔥
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 7, 2020
5: Dalvin Cook, running back, Minnesota Vikings
In a breath of fresh air, Cook is the only player not to be a quarterback that is currently in line for the NFL MVP award, as he is currently the ninth favorite player to win the award paying +4000.
Cook played one of his best games in the Vikings win over the Detroit Lions, which saw him rush 206 yards (his most in his last four games) and scored two rushing touchdowns. To give you another reason as to why Cook should be in the fifth place, he is also the current rushing yards leader in the NFL with 858.
Cook also has three more rushing touchdowns than any other player in the league and he has already missed one game through injury.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 8, 2020
6: Kyler Murray, quarterback, Arizona Cardinals
Probably a bit hard done by to just miss out on the top five in the SportsTips NFL MVP Power Rankings, however, there is some pretty tough competition so sixth place seems reasonable for now.
Murray is the fifth favorite to win the NFL MVP paying at +2800, and it is no wonder why he is, as so far in 2020 Murray has thrown 2,130 yards and has 16 touchdown passes to his name. Despite the Cardinals 34-31 loss to the Miami Dolphins, Murray was a key contributor.
Murray showed his class in the three-point defeat to the Dolphins when he threw three touchdown passes and throwing 283 yards, completing 21 passes from 26 attempts and going at a completion rate of 80.8 % (his highest in his last four games).
A comparison has been drawn between Murray and last year’s unanimous MVP, Lamar Jackson. So far through eight games this season, Murray’s stats are better across the board compared to Jackson’s first eight games from last year!
KYLER MURRAY 56-YARD BOMB.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 8, 2020
7: Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team that is undefeated heading into week 10 of the NFL and it is largely thanks to their quarterback Roethlisberger.
Roethlisberger is ranked sixth in the NFL MVP odds with a value of +3000. Given the rise of the Steelers once again, many may find it hard to believe that he is seventh in the NFL MVP Power Rankings, considering he is Mr consistent.
Roethlisberger once again turned it on against the Dallas Cowboys as he threw three touchdown passes and threw 306 yards, despite not being sacked or throwing an interception. His completion rate was just 69.0 % as he completed 29 passes out of 42 attempts.
Despite his team’s record, Big Ben throws too many errant passes and is reckless at times to be higher in the rankings.
The Steelers are now 8-0 (best start in franchise history), securing a 17th straight season w/ a .500+ record since drafting Ben Roethlisberger in 2004
Roethlisberger now owns the record for most career seasons without playing on a sub-.500 team in NFL history#SteelersNation
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 9, 2020
8: Russell Wilson, quarterback, Seattle Seahawks
Despite having a poor showing against the Buffalo Bills which saw the Seahawks go down to the Bills, Wilson is still the favorite to clinch the NFL MVP paying +125. While the sportsbooks have him favorite, his poor showing means he drops down to eighth in the SportsTips NFL MVP Power Rankings.
It wasn’t a horrible performance by Wilson who still managed two touchdown passes and threw 390 yards (his most in his previous four games), however that’s as far as it got as he completed just 28 passes out of 41 attempts and to make matters worse he threw two interceptions and got sacked five times.
Wilson has a tough slate of divisional games coming up and his play will not only determine his MVP fortune, but also the Seahawks’.
This throw from @dangerusswilson 😯
— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 2020
9: Lamar Jackson, quarterback, Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Jackson is no stranger to this award, as he won it unanimously last year, however he is now the hunted and the competition is fierce which explains why he is at +5000 odds (10th favorite) to win the award.
It probably also seems fair as to why he is ranked ninth in the SportsTips NFL MVP Power Rankings. Jackson hasn’t quite hit the highs of the season just yet and it was another example when he faced the Indianapolis Colts.
While the Ravens won 24-10, Jackson was nullified in terms of his ability to throw touchdowns as the Colts kept him to zero (his second time in the last four games), while he threw 19 completions from 23 attempts which meant he got passing completion rate of 82.6 %. He only managed to throw 170 yards (his least in the last four games) and did get sacked twice, however, he didn’t throw any interceptions.
.@Lj_era8 tied Dan Marino for the best start to a quarterback’s career with a 25-5 record in his first 30 starts.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 9, 2020
10: Tom Brady, quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady is currently seventh favourite for the MVP, what would be his fourth, with odds of +3000 for the award.
It wasn’t his best showing against the New Orleans Saints as he was outclassed by Drew Brees. Brady looked out of sorts in his team’s defeat to the Saints on Sunday Night Football as the Buccaneers fell to the New Orleans Saints 38-3.
To give you an idea of just how poor Brady was, he had a completion rate of 57.9 % (his worst in his last four games) as he attempted 38 passes and only completed 22 of them. He also didn’t throw a touchdown pass but did get intercepted three times and got sacked three times.
While the Bucs offensive line did him no favours, their inability to get a first down in their opening four drives and scoreless first half is inexcusable.
35 points is the largest loss in both Tom Brady’s NFL AND college career
1st time in his NFL career that Brady has been swept in the regular season by a divisional opponent pic.twitter.com/oyuE5Ftyyg
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) November 9, 2020
*Odds correct at time of publication.
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