One name is on everyone’s lips this mid-season and that is Aaron Rodgers. The reigning Super Bowl MVP is flying high and his Green bay Packers are marching on undefeated after 8 games. He has thrown for 2,619 yards, 24 touchdowns and only three interceptions picking up the NFC offensive player of the month for both September and October and the FedEx Air Player of the week four times. Not a bad start.
So this is really about the Mid-season MVP without Rodgers.
Frank Gore started the season slowly and his San Francisco 49ers were 1-1 after two games. Gore had yet to find his straps before going on a run that has seen them come from a 20 point deficit against the Philadelphia Eagles when Gore ran in the go-ahead touchdown. They now sit at 7-1 with the 28 year old Gore, who signed as three year extension in the summer, running in five touchdowns, 782 yards on the ground and putting in 100 yards or more in his last five games.
Matt Forte is another running back who has been vital for the Chicago Bears in rushing for 672 yards and taking 38 receptions for 419 yards. He tops the standings for the Bears in both categories and in the vital game against the Eagles he became the second player in history to have 700 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards in their first four seasons. With three touchdowns Forte has been a ray of hope for the Bears as they look to make the Play-offs in the second half of the season.
Calvin Johnson has been threatening to put in numbers like he has in 2011 for quite a while and with 11 touchdown receptions he is projected to finish within one of Randy Moss’s all time record for an NFL season. Johnson has caught the second number of passes in the NFL and is one of only three players averaging more than 100 yards per game. The Lions would be in a lot of trouble without this former 2nd pick overall from the 2007 NFL draft.