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At this point in the season, it's become a ​two-horse race between Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes for the NFL MVP Award. Brees was thought by many, ​including the oddsmakers, to have the lead over his counterpart in the MVP race, but thanks to the dud he put up against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night, the two look to be neck-and-neck again.


Brees may own a league-leading 83.6 QBR, but he hasn't been nearly as consistent as Mahomes has been this season. And after his poor outing Thursday, he's allowed Mahomes within striking range of his current QBR mark. 

Mahomes' consistency has been incredible this season. Everyone has a bad day from time to time and you'd think he'd be in for a stinker of his own at some point, especially with ​the loss of All-Pro running back Kareem Hunt.


Mahomes has somehow found a way to build off his incredible start to the year, putting up some insane numbers over the past six games, numbers that no other quarterback has come close to matching. 

There's plenty of football left to be played, and anything can happen on any given Sunday, but from the looks of it Mahomes is gaining some serious traction in the NFL MVP race. Bettors may want to put their money down on Kansas City's signal-caller now as a wager on Mahomes is still paying out with plus-odds.


As long as he stays on his current path, the second-year QB could end up simply running away with the MVP award.


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