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Peyton Manning captures fifth MVP after record-breaking season, was one vote short of unanimous selection

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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning started the 2013 season with a bang, throwing a record-tying seven touchdown passes in the NFL’s first game of the year. And he never slowed down. Manning received his fifth MVP award from the Associated Press after a season in which he threw for a league-record 5,477 passing yards and 55 passing touchdowns while leading Denver to the no. 1 seed in the AFC.

Manning received 49 of the 50 votes, with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady earning one vote. The Denver Post reported that Sirius XM’s Jim Miller — who, as far as my records go, is in his first year of voting — selected Brady. Brady remains the only player to be unanimously named the MVP, in 2010. Brady received 49 votes in 2007 (one vote for Brett Favre) and Manning received 49 votes in 2007 (one vote for Michael Vick).

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Oddsmakers Give Peyton Manning the Preseason Edge for 2013 MVP

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Peyton Manning edged Aaron Rodgers as the favorite for the 2013 NFL MVP award, according to Sportsbook Bovada’s recently released odds. Quarterbacks predictably take nine of the top 10 spots, only making room for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who took home the 2012 award after rushing for more than 2,000 yards.

For my money, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (15/1), Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (33/1) and Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (66/1) have the most intriguing odds.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning: 5/1
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers: 13/2
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick: 10/1
Saints quarterback Drew Brees: 10/1
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson: 12/1
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: 12/1
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan: 15/1
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III: 18/1
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson: 18/1
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck: 25/1
Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson: 25/1
Giants quarterback Eli Manning: 25/1
Texans running back Arian Foster: 33/1
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: 33/1
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton: 33/1
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford: 33/1
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick: 33/1
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo: 33/1
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub: 40/1
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt: 40/1
Titans running back Chris Johnson: 50/1
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco: 50/1
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch: 50/1
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers: 50/1
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler: 66/1
Ravens running back Ray Rice: 66/1
Redskins running back Alfred Morris: 66/1
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles: 66/1
Bears running back Matt Forte: 66/1
Falcons running back Steven Jackson: 66/1
Buccaneers running back Doug Martin: 66/1
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton: 75/1
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith: 75/1
Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman: 75/1
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford: 75/1
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson: 100/1
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall: 100/1
Lions running back Reggie Bush: 150/1

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