Reed got an early start in golf. College football is almost upon us, from wangzonghui's blog

If you arrived on Earth in a spaceship in Week 14 and knew nothing about what happened in the first 13 weeks of the NFL season, youd think the MVP race was a no-brainer. Cheap Running Shoes Australia .The future Hall of Famer who took apart the leagues No. 1 defense on Monday night looked like the clear choice, whereas the guy who led our poll each of the past two weeks played his worst game of the year at the worst possible time while the rookies who have been driving the leagues hottest team looked mortal.So theres a change atop our weekly MVP poll with three weeks to go, with a familiar name taking over the lead.Methodology: Each of our 13 panelists nominated their top five candidates.?First-place votes were worth five points, second-place votes worth four, third-place?votes worth three, fourth-place votes worth two and fifth-place votes worth one.Previous polls: Week 14 | Week 131. Tom Brady,?QB | New England Patriots?Regular-season passing:?233-for-340 (68.5 percent); 2,876 yards; 22 TDs; 2 INTs; 82.4 Total QBRCase for Brady:?Hes 8-1 since returning from suspension. Hes playing without Rob Gronkowski. Hes the best player at the most important position on the best team. And if you doubted that, he threw for 406 yards and three touchdowns against the Ravens on Monday night and rescued a game New Englands special teams almost gave away.Case against Brady:?Same as it ever was. If youve played only 69 percent as many games as the other candidates for the same award, your case has to be better than theirs by leaps and bounds. Brady was of no value whatsoever to the Patriots in their first four games, and there are too many other good candidates this season to give it to someone who missed so much time.2. Derek Carr,?QB?| Oakland Raiders?Regular-season passing:?317-for-499 (63.5 percent); 3,492 yards; 24 TDs; 5 INTs; 60.7 Total QBRCase for Carr:?He is the quarterback on a 10-3 team and has delivered that team to most of those wins with a fourth-quarter stat line thats as strong as any other quarterbacks in the league. Carr has been at his best in the biggest moments for one of the leagues best teams.Case against Carr:?His miserable performance in Thursdays loss to the Chiefs could be disqualifying. If you end up losing the division to another team, and you went 0-2 against them while going 17-of-41 passing for 117 yards in the second one, its tough to claim this award. Carrs case is based on the ephemeral concept of clutch, and that was damaged in his most recent game.3. Matthew Stafford, QB?| Detroit Lions?Regular-season passing:?312-for-468 (66.7 percent); 3,447 yards; 22 TDs; 7 INTs; 71.2 Total QBRCase for Stafford:?Why is this years Lions roster better than last years? Stafford is operating in a post-Calvin Johnson universe with no running game and basically the same defense he had last year to pair with a young offensive line. The Lions come back to win every week because of how well Stafford is executing the offense, especially in the most important moments.Case against Stafford:?The Lions sometimes find themselves needing to come back in the fourth quarter because of a Stafford mistake. Sure, he was great on the game-winning touchdown drive Sunday, but they needed one only because he threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown to end the previous drive.4. Ezekiel Elliott,?RB?| Dallas Cowboys?Regular-season rushing:?287 carries; 1,392 rush yards; 12 TDs Regular-season receiving:?28 receptions; 322 receiving yards; 1 TDCase for Elliott: Theres no one on this list whose individual success is so completely intertwined with his teams success. The Cowboys have to run the ball to win, and Elliott leads the league in rushing by more than 250 yards.Case against Elliott:?Hes averaging only 4.4 yards per carry (a half-yard under his season average) in his past two games against the tough run defenses of the Vikings and the Giants. Elliotts case could use a strong finish that reminds everyone of what he looked like in Weeks 3 through 6.5. Matt Ryan, QB | Atlanta Falcons?Regular-season passing:?302-for-442 (68.3 percent); 4,050 yards; 30 TDs; 7 INTs; 81.1 Total QBRCase for Ryan:?Of the quarterbacks on the leagues top teams, no ones numbers sparkle quite like Ryans, and he leads the league with 9.16 yards per pass attempt. He managed three touchdown passes Sunday without Julio Jones on the field.Case against Ryan:?The only real case against Ryan at this point is that his record isnt as good as those of the other candidates. Brady has won as many games and missed the first four. MVPs tend to come from the very best teams, and at this point, we still dont know whether Atlanta will be able to claim to be one of those. Clearance Running Shoes Online . Peter Gammons, an analyst for Major League Baseballs network and website, drew the ire of hockey fans on Sunday when he criticized the two NHL teams on Twitter for their physical game the night before. Clearance Running Shoes Australia . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. http://www.cheaprunningshoesaustralia.com/ . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. College football is almost upon us, which means the 2017 NFL draft will be here before you know it. Those of us at Scouts Inc. -- myself, Kevin Weidl and Steve Muench -- spent the summer scouring tape and ranking the top players at each position from a draft perspective.Below is our preseason evaluation of the best wide receivers in the 2017 draft.Note: Underclassmen are marked with an asterisk.1. JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC*Grade: 90A very reliable pass-catcher, SSmith-Schuster has compiled 2,178 yards and 15 TDs the past two seasons. Wholesale Running Shoes Australia. He?does a great job of creating late separation when the ball is in the air, but his route running needs some work. With good (but not elite) speed, Smith-Schuster is silky smooth in the open field and does a very good job of weaving through traffic. ' ' '

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