It feels prefer it’s Patrick Mahomes’ award to lose within the 2022 NFL MVP race heading into Week 17 of the common season. But has he created sufficient distance from the Bengals’ Joe Burrow or the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts to make room in his trophy case?
Here’s what that you must know with the newest odds from BetMGM within the race for the league’s high particular person honor:
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The Kansas City passer did nothing to lose his lead in a Week 16 win towards the Seahawks. He threw for 224 yards with two landing passes for a 106.8 passer ranking and one speeding TD, however he tied a single-game season low with a 57.1 completion share. Mahomes additionally holds a big lead in TruMedia’s Expected Points Added per dropback stat at 0.28, and he’s second in total passer ranking at 105.1. He leads the league with 4,720 passing yards and 37 TD passes. The Chiefs may additionally hop into the AFC’s No. 1 seed by the tip of Week 17 in the event that they beat the fledgling Broncos and the Bills fall to the surging Bengals. It’s not too laborious to stump for Mahomes because the MVP at this charge.
QB Joe Burrow, Bengals
He may be the one one with a scant likelihood of passing Mahomes with Cincinnati driving a seven-game successful streak and 9 wins in its final 10 video games. Burrow threw for 375 yards and accomplished 76.9 p.c of his 52 makes an attempt within the workforce’s Week 16 win over New England. He added three TDs, however tossed two interceptions within the win. He’s thrown 4 interceptions up to now three video games, however he’s additionally added 9 TD passes. Burrow’s EPA per dropback charge won’t be close to Mahomes as Burrow’s 0.12 charge ranks eighth amongst certified quarterbacks. He does rank second in passing yards (4,260) and passing TDs (34), sixth in passer ranking (102.3) and third in completion share (69.0).
Burrow could make a late push if he can one-up Josh Allen and the Bills on Monday night time. This would give Burrow wins over Mahomes and Allen this season.
QB Jalen Hurts, Eagles
This nearly looks like when Carson Wentz had a shot at MVP within the 2017 season and an damage derailed his possibilities. For me, Hurts’ shoulder damage is the one cause why he’s falling down the charts, somewhat than one other participant outperforming him on the sector. The Eagles offense nonetheless pumped out 34 factors in Dallas with out Hurts, however Philly in the end suffered its second lack of the season after watching the Cowboys storm again from 34-27 to attain 13 factors within the last 5:49. It’s nonetheless up within the air if Hurts will begin Sunday towards the Saints in New Orleans. It looks like the Eagles would nonetheless win in Week 17 with Gardner Minshew, so sitting Hurts shouldn’t stun anybody. But sitting once more means his MVP likelihood is all however gone.
QB Josh Allen, Bills
A outstanding last two video games mixed with a complete collapse by Mahomes could be the one manner for Allen to vault from fourth to first. A monster sport in his MVP showdown with Burrow on Monday would assist. Allen threw two TDs and rushed for one together with two interceptions in Buffalo’s Week 16 win at Chicago. He ranks second in EPA per dropback (0.19), third in TD passes (32) and ninth in passer ranking (96.1). But the Bills would earn the AFC’s No. 1 seed in the event that they win out. That nonetheless wouldn’t seem to be sufficient to move Mahomes.
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