We had a record number turn out for this week’s poll, and we thank all of the folks who took the time to cast their ballots for their early season choice for MVP. It was a spirited contest that was decided at the last minute by one vote (that’s you, GoF). Matt Ryan narrowly edged out Aaron Rodgers. The two were followed by Percy Harvin, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning and JJ Watt. Fifteen of the twenty players included in the poll received votes.
Here are the results:
Poll #11: If the season ended today, who would you vote for as the Most Valuable Player?
Matt Ryan, Atlanta (19%, 22 Votes)
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay (18%, 21 Votes)
Percy Harvin, Minnesota (10%, 11 Votes)
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh (9%, 10 Votes)
Eli Manning, New York Giants (8%, 9 Votes)
JJ Watt, Houston (8%, 9 Votes)
Robert Griffin III, Washington (6%, 7 Votes)
Peyton Manning, Denver (5%, 6 Votes)
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis (5%, 6 Votes)
Arian Foster, Houston (4%, 5 Votes)
AJ Green, Cincinnati (3%, 3 Votes)
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota (2%, 2 Votes)
Tom Brady, New England (2%, 2 Votes)
Drew Brees, New Orleans (1%, 1 Votes)
Wes Welker, New England (1%, 1 Votes)
Alfred Morris, Washington (0%, 0 Votes)
Marshawn Lynch, Seattlle (0%, 0 Votes)
Frank Gore, San Francisco (0%, 0 Votes)
Victor Cruz, New York Giants (0%, 0 Votes)
Clay Matthews, Green Bay (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 115
For our next poll, we are going to focus on the 7-0 Atlanta Falcons, who have been the last remaining undefeated team for a couple of weeks now. Our question is when will their first loss come?
Poll #12: When will the Falcons finally lose a game?
Week 9 versus Dallas
Week 10 @ New Orleans
Week 11 versus Arizona
Week 12 @ Tampa Bay
Week 13 versus New Orleans
Week 14 @ Carolina
Week 15 versus New York Giants
Week 16 @ Detroit
Week 17 versus Tampa Bay
In the playoffs
No losses; 19-0, Baby!
Atlanta is off to a terrific start and was far more convincing in its win over the Eagles than it had been since Week 3. Of course, the big monkey on the back of the franchise is winning in the post-season, but it looks like a pretty sure bet that Matt Ryan and the rest of the Falcons will get the opportunity to exorcise that particular demon in January, and maybe February.