I was nosing around Sulia and other sites and came across Ed Bouchette's article today about Big Ben having a realistic shot at the league MVP this season.
Ed points out a few reasons in his blog that Ben will or should at least be in the discussion:
Plus his sacks are down this year, averaging just about 2 per game. I'll take those numbers any year regardless of whether he wins or not.His competition will come from the usual sources, quarterbacks Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and Tom Brady. But with three comeback victories in the fourth quarter, a 101.1 passer rating, a new offense and fewer interceptions than all the other named, he should be right there in the discussion.
--- Roethlisberger also is the most efficient quarterback on third down with a passer rating of 121.2. Brady is next with 110.2. Seven of Roethlisberger’s 16 touchdown passes have come on third down.