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The NFL regular season is coming to close in just two short weeks and, after some massive chaos the past couple weeks, the NFL MVP award is completely up in the air. 


While it looked like Pat Mahomes and Drew Brees had distanced themselves from the pack, some struggles the past couple of weeks have tightened the odds a little bit with two games left. 

Mahomes is still the favorite at -110 as he should be, but those odds have dropped a bit in recent weeks. Brees is also still right on his heels at +115. But the two names below them have shot up the odds in recent weeks. 

​​Philip Rivers now has the third highest odds at +1000 after beating Mahomes and positioning the Chargers for a potential No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Andrew Luck is fourth at +3500 after bringing the Colts back from the dead by winning 7 of 8 after a 1-5 start. 

Meanwhile, every Rams player on the board has dropped after a second straight loss. Gurley is down to +4800, Goff to +8500 and Donald all the way to +10000. It's hard to think any of those players are MVP when their team might not even get a bye. 


Deshaun Watson dropped to +6500 as well after a shaky game against the Jets even as the Texans are positioned to get a bye.  

Tom Brady stands pat at +5500 despite an awful game against the Steelers, while Khalil Mack and Ezekiel Eliott remain at +7000 as great players on decent playoff teams. If the Bears can get a bye it might bump up Mack's odds a little bit. 


But with two weeks left it looks like the MVP will once again be won by a quarterback and chances are it's a quarterback playing in the AFC West. 


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