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A lot can change over the course of a couple weeks, and numerous big-name players are in the midst of remarkable seasons that warrant extensive praise. But let's be serious: we all know who the MVP is. If Patrick Mahomes plays 15 games this year – I'm taking the liberty of assuming he might earn a vacation for Week 17 – then the matter is settled. Any billed fight at this time would basically be kayfabe.
Cam Newton and Drew Brees had themselves awesome games Sunday in their big respective victories. Cam is on pace for 3,786 yards through the air (67.3 percent completed, 7.2 YPA) with 30 touchdowns to eight interceptions, with another 674 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. Meanwhile, Brees is in the midst of what might be the best season of his Hall of Fame career, on pace for 4,672 yards with an 18:1 touchdown to interception ratio, boasting a particularly crazy combination of 8.4 YPA at a completion percentage of 76.3.
Neither guy is on Mahomes' level right now. After hanging another 375 yards and three touchdowns in Cleveland on Sunday, Mahomes is up to 2,901 yards, 29 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in nine games. The pace is 5,157 yards and 52 touchdowns to 12 interceptions, at a completion percentage of 66.2 and YPA of 9.2. Tom Brady's 2007 season saw him finish 4,806 yards, 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions at 68.9 percent completed and 8.3 YPA. Peyton Manning threw for 5,477 yards,