Originally Posted by warp1432
No defense? Green Bay's 11th in PPG, 11th in Passing yards allowed per game, and fourth in sacks per game. They've been a top ten run defense for much of the year.
Rodgers was the MVP last year. He's had a solid season, but he isn't returning from a year off and his team isn't drastically better like Denver is. The Packers have a deeper receiver core than Denver does so he has more tools to work with, even if Jennings and Nelson haven't been 100% (but they were hurt at different times).
Manning has done more for his team.
The Broncos had the second toughest schedule at the beginning of the year. The AFC West is awful, but their schedule was brutal in the first six weeks and they've run the table since then.
Here is how Manning is valuable to this team:
-The Broncos finished 3rd in 3rd down completion compared to 20th the year before.
-Finished fourth in passing yards per game compared to last.
-Up to 30.1 PPG compared to 19.3 the year before
-13-3 record with winning 11 in a row compared to barely making the playoffs at 8-8
The Broncos' biggest weaknesses last year were corrected with Manning.
This is all while also returning from a career threatening injury.
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