Why isn Chris Johnson in the MVP race? Will Steven Jackson make the Pro Bowl?
Daryl in Florida A: Johnson is in the MVP race, but he’s a distant fourth. His team’s record is one of the reasons. Quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Drew Brees have their teams undefeated through 12 games. Favre has helped the Vikings to a 10-2 start. Johnson may reach 2,000 yards, but the Titans might finish at 8-8 or worse. Jackson will make the Pro Bowl easily. Our NFC West blogger Mike Sando has Johnson seventh in his latest MVP rankings. Q: Can you put this debate to rest please? I have grown tired of people saying Marvin Lewis deserves coach of the year. I strongly disagree, although the Bengals are playing great. I credit defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and the offensive line for the team’s great improvement. What do you think? Brandon in Houston A: Lewis deserves a contract extension and a lot of praise for a good season, but he definitely will fall short of the coach of the year honors. The Saints’ Sean Payton is my runaway choice. He’s unbeaten. I know the Colts’ Jim Caldwel