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    I thought Rhodes or Addai were more deserving of the MVP. Or even the collective "Indianapolis defense". Peyton played a good game but not a MVP kind of game. 240 yards and 1 touch down is not that great!

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    I thought Rhodes or Addai were more deserving of the MVP. Or even the collective "Indianapolis defense". Peyton played a good game but not a MVP kind of game. 240 yards and 1 touch down is not that great!
    He managed the game very well. Outside of that one int (that sure looked like a ball he should not have thrown) he was the general behind the dismantling of the Bears' defense.

    That said... Rhodes and Addai were very good. But what about the blocking for them?

    Peyton said it best when he talked about this being a team win.

    Peyton was probably the one guy you could make an argument for deserving the award solo. Otherwise, there were lots of people doing their parts and making big plays when they had their opportunities.

    And has there ever been a better receiver than Marvin at those sideline catches? (Man, I was so hoping he'd get a ball thrown at him in the endzone (A TD catch for Marvin in the SB would've been great)).

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    Well, overall the defense - but there wasn't that one player there.

    Manning was as good of a choice as anyone. He managed the game and did the same thing as in Baltimore - when it started looking like it wouldn't take a lot of points to win, went to conservative game plan. Didn't have the numbers but managed the game.

    If Addai had gotten those cleanup yards at the end of the game instead of Rhodes he might have gotten it but a big chunk of this game was Manning finally winning the big one - someone else would have had to do something dominant to take it away from him and nobody did.
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    I think it's Jeff Saturday in a walk. Peyton was almost never touched, and how many times did Addai or Rhodes get 8 yards up the middle before they even had a finger on them. I should have been text messaging Saturday all night instead of celebrating.

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    Tough to pick - I was voting for Addai. But you have to figure Manning would get the nod unless someone else had an over the top great game.

    What a great team effort.

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    A great team game. Colts are the MVP. What a game.
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    I thought it would have been Hayden for his INT for a TD that really took any and all life out of the Bears, or Dom with a hundred yards and a TD, but Peyton is as deserving as anyone, mostly for his season, career, and game against NE, not that he didn't play great today, but I thought there were better individual performances today.

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    i think it had to be peyton... because he's the face/voice of the team and it was a total team win. defense was spectacular (essentially made one mistake the whole game: the run which led to the TD) addai was awesome and rhodes was unbelievable. saturday was great. so how do you give it to just one of those guys other than peyton who is most definely the commander on the field? i think peyton deserved it as much as everyone.
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    How often does a guy get 120 yards rushing and NOT win the SuperBowl MVP trophy?

    Unfortunately for Rhodes, it all boiled down to name recognition.

    But anybody that watched the game realizes that he was far-and-away the best player on the field all game long. (not that the other RB was chopped liver, and that might have causes some voters to split thier RB votes.)
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    I vote for Rex Grossman, he did real well for the Colts.

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    Rex Grossman. MVP of the game for the Colts. Thats only about the third time I have sat down and watched him I didn't realize a starting QB in this league could be that bad. Man he really sucks.

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    Of course, it really doesn't matter ... but ...

    I don't know. If you take a real look at it, all those running yards and halfback receptions aren't possible if the Bears aren't playing that incredibly conservative defense.

    Why did they do that? Easy -- Manning, Harrison and Wayne.

    And, of course, you can't pass the ball if you can't run the ball.

    So, what does it all mean? It's a team -- giving the MVP to the team's leader? Not so bad a call.

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    I've been absorbing this all... checking out different portions of the game from my recordings... checking out highlights on TV... reading recaps...etc..

    It's easy to say Rhodes because of his final numbers and especially his work late in the game. He was awesome in crunch time. But when you re-watch earlier in the game (and also do some stat checking) you see Addai had an awesome game as well (some of which might've been forgotten due to what Rhodes did later in crutch time). He had some huge receptions and runs. And he has that knack for always getting an extra yard that you didn't think he would get. Those 10 receptions that Addai hauled in were important... the Bears were giving us that and we took it. And IIRC he picked up some important YAC's.

    Those guys were each so important that they probably divided the vote a little. And then Manning directed the attack so you have to consider him up in the mix. And then on defense who didn't make a play in one form or another?

    It would be hard to argue co-MVP's for Rhodes and Addai. And Rhodes getting a Superbowl MVP would've made for a great storyline. But it was such a team win that (as said above) that choosing Manning (as the team leader) is hard to argue with as well.

    And I've seen the commercial a couple of times already- Tony Dungy AND Dominic Rhodes just won the Superbowl and are going to Disneyland.

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    Dom played great, Addai played great, the entire defense played great (highlighting Sanders, Hayden, McFarland). But I think it's too obvious that Peyton is the MVP. It was said earlier in this thread, and I think it was spot on--someone would have to had an all-time performance to take it away from Manning, and with it being such a team effort, no one really did.

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    How often does a guy get 120 yards rushing and NOT win the SuperBowl MVP trophy?

    Unfortunately for Rhodes, it all boiled down to name recognition.

    But anybody that watched the game realizes that he was far-and-away the best player on the field all game long. (not that the other RB was chopped liver, and that might have causes some voters to split thier RB votes.)
    I thought Addai was better myself.

    He got all his yards when the Bears were still tackling. Dungy put Rhodes in once the Colts went up because he hangs onto the ball better and by then the defense was worn out - could've drove a truck through some of those holes.

    Not to discount what he did but Addai's yards were tough - most of Rhodes' were relatively easy.

    If it wasn't Manning it's Addai IMO.
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    I think they picked the right guy, one way or another.

    He "managed" the game like (imo) only he can do, with little or no errors (ok 1)

    We were up 16-14 and Rex QBRating ws 120, PM was 85 but it was very clear then that the (much) better QB was PM.

    Peyton did what he did all playoffs, he took what was there, and didn't bother the fancy stuff, solid, eating time and gaining yardage, knowing that if we had to give the ball back, the defense had a good chunk of field to get the ball back.

    By doing that he allowed the defense to excel, he allowed Addai and Rhodes to shine, (specially Rhodes) by wearing down the Chicago D adn by doing all that, he deserved the (for now) crown of MVP on his career and game.
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    Rex Grossman. MVP of the game for the Colts. Thats only about the third time I have sat down and watched him I didn't realize a starting QB in this league could be that bad. Man he really sucks.

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    And has there ever been a better receiver than Marvin at those sideline catches? (Man, I was so hoping he'd get a ball thrown at him in the endzone (A TD catch for Marvin in the SB would've been great)).
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    I can see your point Bball as I really have a great admiration for how Marvin plays the game, but thank goodness after around the 9 minute mark in the 4th Peyton finally decided let's get the win first. After he tried to force that last td pass to Marvin I think he realized let's not make that kind of mistake again.

    They finally got one under their belt. Maybe next year MArvin will get that TD in the big one.
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    I can see your point Bball as I really have a great admiration for how Marvin plays the game, but thank goodness after around the 9 minute mark in the 4th Peyton finally decided let's get the win first. After he tried to force that last td pass to Marvin I think he realized let's not make that kind of mistake again.

    They finally got one under their belt. Maybe next year MArvin will get that TD in the big one.
    I agree... I didn't mean that I hoped Manning would've forced anything to make it happen. I just meant I'd love to have seen Marvin get a step on his man and be open for a pass.

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    I'm cool with Manning getting the MVP.

    Addai would have been OK with me.

    Rhodes deserved it for sure.

    Bob Sanders earned it with three big plays.

    How about Kelvin Hayden coming off the bench and making that glorious tight-rope TD run?

    Jeff Saturday? Sure!
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    Manning managed the game well, but to me obviously it could have been 3 different other players. Bob Sanders with the punishing it on Cedric Benson, that changed the game for us. You could make a case for both Joe Addai and Dominic Rhodes, who ran the ball all over the bears.

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    I thought Dom would receive the MVP award, but I think Peyton is deserving as well for managing the game. He placed the team into positive situations by choosing the right plays and making good decisions thereafter.

    And hey, Dom may not have won the MVP award, but he is in the "I'm going to Disneyworld!" commercial with Coach Dungy, so it's all good.

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    That maybe true, but the guy did turn the ball over FOUR times in a Super Bowl and he did run an offense that was tied with the Oakland Raiders for most turnovers this season. Thats not exactly great company to be in.

    I actually think the argument could be made for Bob Sanders or even Kelvin Hayden being the MVP. I love how this team played yesterday everybody brought their A game.

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    Rhodes/Addai - CO
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    Bob Sanders - fumble caused (awesome hit) and an INT

    Manning was solid, but 10 of his passes went to Addai, and a few of those he made something out of not a lot. Rhodes did the same with one check down. 18 was fine, but the 2 RBs BOTH had over 100 yards from scrimmage. That's impressive.

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    Manning has spoiled you and all Colts fans
    He did pass for almost as many Colts yards (off INT returns) as Bears yards. He threw 1 TD for each team. David Carr has spoiled Texan fans by the Rex standard.

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