Friday, January 2, 2009

Peyton Manning Wins Third MVP, Makes Even MasterCard Look Good

Posted By on Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 9:58 PM

 

Congratulations to Indianapolis Colts quarterback and all-around swell New Orleanian Peyton Manning, who was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player today. Manning joins New Jersey Jets chalk outline and sometime comic actor Brett Favre as the only three-time winners of the award. Speaking to the Associated Press, Manning called 2008 — a year in which the Colts started 3-4 before ripping off nine straight wins to reach the playoffs — “the most rewarding regular season that I've been a part of in my 11 years.” Over the last decade-plus, Manning has never missed a single game, and his commercial spots for MasterCard are actually kind of hilarious. Really, it's hard to say which accomplishment is more impressive.   

 

A by-the-numbers breakdown of Manning’s three MVP seasons, per the AP:

 

Year

2003

2004

2008

Team W-L

12-4

12-4

12-4

Comp. Pct.

67.0

67.7

66.8

Pass yds

4,267

4,557

4,002

TD-Int

29-10

49-10

27-12

Rating

99.0

121.1

95.0

 

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