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  1. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Three non-quarterbacks are making their 2012 MVP Watch debuts. Minnesota's Percy Harvin, Seattle's Marshawn Lynch and Indianapolis' Reggie Wayne did not suddenly become excellent players. They've been strong producers. The fact that their teams ha...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  2. Chaos, confusion and a 14-12 Seahawks win

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The reigning NFL Most Valuable Player and a vicious Seattle Seahawks defense were no match Monday night for the seven guys in stripes. Russell Wilson's 24-yard desperation heave for the Seahawks' winning touchdown against the Green Bay ...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  3. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Rodgers did not lead the NFL in passing yards, touchdown passes or completion percentage. What he did do was lead the Green Bay Packers to a 15-1 record while posting a ridiculous 45-6 ratio of touchdowns to interceptions. Rodgers was the sl...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  4. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh should be a relatively easy choice for NFL coach of the year unless the Green Bay Packers go undefeated. Trent Baalke, the 49ers' general manager, and Jed York, their team president, could qualify for consider...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  5. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Rodgers deserves his own special MVP Watch category as the prohibitive favorite for the annual NFL award. The rest of the field shouldn't even inhabit the same paragraph, let alone the same sentence. Out of respect for Rodgers, I'll stall...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  6. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Rodgers has topped the MVP Watch list five weeks in a row. He's the clear, obvious favorite heading into the Green Bay Packers' bye week. Without him, the Packers might be 3-4 or 2-5 instead of 7-0. But would they be as bad as the 0-7 Ind...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  7. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The best running backs are patient when they need to be, waiting for openings to develop before running into the clear. Frank Gore waited three weeks for his opening with the San Francisco 49ers this season. He's rushed for 252 yards over his past...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  8. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Rodgers' ascension to the top spot in the weekly MVP Watch requires no rationalization. The Green Bay Packers are the undefeated reigning Super Bowl champions. Rodgers is their best player, the Super Bowl MVP. Esquire has taken note by de...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  9. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The call for not-so-obvious MVP Watch candidates went out Tuesday afternoon. There were well-reasoned responses, such as the one from erik22lax nominating running backs Chris Johnson and LaDainian Tomlinson for flourishing without the benefit of p...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  10. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Six sacks in two games should be enough for the Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews to earn a spot on the MVP Watch list. It was, but only if I removed someone with better long-term prospects for the award. Matthews' teammate, Aaron Rodgers, became t...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  11. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Brett Favre's departure from the Packers and eventual arrival in Minnesota has helped both teams. The Vikings' success with Favre makes his departure to a division rival a net loss for Green Bay, of course, but s...

    Blog | November 04, 2009
  12. Mike Sando's MVP Watch: 10 to consider

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando This 2009 debut edition of the weekly MVP Watch draws from two decades of history for guidance. Quarterbacks and running backs have won the award every year since Giants great Lawrence Taylor prevailed for his ef...

    Blog | September 09, 2009