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Adam Butler Jersey , left-handed throws and stellar performances in just his first full season as a starter.The dynamic Mahomes has the Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) leading the AFC and he’s already earning top honors.Mahomes barely squeaked past Drew Brees as the NFL’s top quarterback in 2018 in voting released Friday by a panel of 10 football writers for The Associated Press. Mahomes received six first-place votes, three seconds and one third. Brees got the other four first-place votes.“When Mahomes got off to a ridiculously good start, many wondered if he could keep up that pace. The answer has been a resounding yes, and the Chiefs’ gunslinger has shown no sign of slowing,” said New York-based Dennis Waszak Jr.Mahomes has 45 touchdown passes and a chance to become just the third player to reach 50. Peyton Manning set the single-season record with 55 TDs in 2013. Tom Brady had 50 in 2007.“The poster boy for wild creativity in the wide-open offensive environment that pervades the NFL, Mahomes has that star quality teams crave,” said New York-based Barry Wilner, who put Mahomes third behind Brees and Philip Rivers. “He also has the talent they desperately need to succeed.”At 39, Brees is having a sensational season. He already broke Manning’s record for career yards passing and surpassed Brett Favre’s mark for most completions. He’s on pace to break his own record for highest completion percentage in a season, and he has the New Orleans Saints (12-2) on the verge of securing the NFC’s No. 1 seed.“He’s taken his game to another level this year, posting some of the best marks of a brilliant career,” San Francisco-based Josh Dubow said.Rivers finished third in voting. The 38-year-old is having perhaps his finest season and has the Los Angeles Chargers (11-3) back in the playoffs with a chance to surpass the Chiefs for the top spot.“One of his generation’s most underappreciated players has finally begun to get the praise deserved for the Bolts’ 11-wins-and-counting surge,” said Minnesota-based Dave Campbell.Andrew Luck came in fourth after missing the entire 2017 season and returning to help the Indianapolis Colts get back into the playoff chase.“He’s back and so are the Colts. Wonder if Josh McDaniels has any regrets about reneging on that gig now,” said Denver-based Arnie Stapleton.Brady finished fifth in the poll after placing first in September.“Not the best season by his near-impossible standards, but the G.O.A.T. still has the Patriots a win away from yet another AFC East title,” said New York-based Simmi Buttar.Russell Wilson was sixth, followed by Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff Authentic Elandon Roberts Jersey , Deshaun Watson and Ben Roethlisberger. Wilson has helped the Seattle Seahawks (8-6) move toward a playoff berth in what was supposed to be a rebuilding season.“Wilson has gone from a quarterback who rode a great defense to a Super Bowl title early in his career to one leading his team to a likely playoff berth this year,” Dubow said. “Few have the ability to extend plays like Wilson, who regularly turns what look like busted plays into big ones.”Rodgers has thrown only two interceptions, but he dropped in the rankings because the Green Bay Packers are 5-8-1 and cost coach Mike McCarthy his job. Rodgers hasn’t had a losing record since his first season as starter in 2008.“Having only two interceptions this season would be more impressive if the Packers were having more success,” Tennessee-based Teresa Walker said. “Instead, there’s not been much difference since firing Mike McCarthy.”Only 13 quarterbacks received votes. Matt Ryan was named on six ballots, Baker Mayfield was on three and Carson Wentz, who finished third in NFL MVP voting last season, made one list.The rankings:100View Gallery Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2018Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Raj Mehta1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs2. Drew Brees, Saints3. Philip Rivers, Chargers4. Andrew Luck, Colts5. Tom Brady, Patriots6. Russell Wilson, Seahawks7. Aaron Rodgers, Packers8. Jared Goff, Rams9. Deshaun Watson, Texans10. Ben Roethlisberger Authentic Trent Brown Jersey Salute to Service , Steelers TEAM TALKPatriots-Packers Wednesday Injury Report.Erik Scalavino posts the practice notes and locker-room buzz from Wednesday at Gillette: Doing ‘whatever we can’ at RB.Press Conference transcripts: Bill Belichick - James White.Angelique Fiske reports how the Patriots dressed up as Disney characters at a Halloween party for pediatric cancer patients. Plus (1.14 min. video)RB coach Ivan Fears spoke about the challenges the running back group has faced this season and how they have adapted. (1.19 min. video)Patriots positional coaches talk state of the Patriots at the mid-season point. (1.19 min. video)Sights and Sounds: Week 8 at Buffalo. (4.12 min. video)Belichick Breakdown: Top plays against the Bills. (4.46 min. video)LOCAL LINKSEvan Lazar reminds us that Patriots vs. Packers is about more than Brady vs. Rodgers.Karen Guregian is pumped for this game, says it’s a rare matchup and should not be missed.Ryan Hannable notes that Sunday night will be just the second time Bill Belichick has ever coached against Aaron Rodgers as a starter.Tom E. Curran says it’s okay for New Englanders to appreciate Aaron Rodgers’ greatness, even while acknowledging Tom Brady is unquestionable the GOAT.Joshua Schrock hears from the coaching staff how Aaron Rodgers and the Packers present an ‘incredible challange’ for the Patriots defense.Andrew Callahan finds both the Patriots and Packers began preparing for this game last offseason.Andrew Callahan shares what Aaron Rodgers says he’s learned from studying Tom Brady.Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Aaron Rodgers loves Bill Belichick: ‘Anytime I get a chance to be around Coach, it’s an honor’.Kevin Duffy writes this is when when the Pats defense, perpetually labeled as the most likely impediment to a Super Bowl run, rounds into form.Chris Warner (BostonSportsMediaWatch) Patriots Thursday Notes, Bills edition: “Even though the Patriots started the night with all the energy of an LED reading lamp, they played with enough focus into the fourth quarter to outlast the Bills and ride offensive and defensive scores for a 25-6, “a-win-is-a-win” type of victory.”Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski knows score about team’s priorities, is good with wins over touchdowns; More.Mike Reiss notes that without any moves at the trade deadline, reinforcements must now come from within.Tom E. Curran is okay with the Pats standing pat at the trade deadline.Doug Kyed considers the Patriots open roster spot and how they will fill it.Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Without a deadline acquisition, Patriots offense in surprisingly tenuous positionDoug Kyed talks about how Chris Hogan found his stride after a slow start to the season.Andrew Callahan reveals why Cordarrelle Patterson came to play running back for New England.Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Phillip Dorsett opens up about seeing himself in trade rumors at deadline.Michael Hurley points out neither Brady nor Gronk are on pace to achieve their 2018 incentives.Ryan Hannable’s spidey sense is tingling: Rob Gronkowski seems frustrated, irked and was seen “strolling through the locker room walking at a much brisker pace than usual,” but why? Injuries? Lack of production? Loss of explosiveness? What is it?Zack Cox says Gronk sure seems tired of talking about his touchdown drought.CBS Boston reports Stephen Gostkowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month.Ryan Hannable mentions Sony Michel was present for the second-straight practice.NESN picks their Patriots midseason awards and superlatives: James White a big winner.Bill Speros writes a piece on the Boston Championship sign kid, who is now 16 years old with 11 parades witnessed. /Hope to see him again this February.NESN posts the Instagram of the Brady-Bundchen family in their Halloween costumes.Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Remembering Tedy Bruschi’s football comeback following stroke.NATIONAL NEWSAndy Benoit (SI) Brady vs. Rodgers and the art of great quarterbacking.Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Aaron Rodgers: Tom Brady’s five titles end most discussions about GOAT.Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) NFL QB Hot Sheet: Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady is rare heavyweight matchup.Kevin Patra (NFL.com) McCarthy: ‘You’ll see two of the best’ QBs play Sunday.Cameron Felipe (FootballZebras) Week 9 referee assignments. Patriots-Packers: Brad Allen.Jarrett Bell (USA Today) NFL’s officiating problems have quieted down, but some issues remain.
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