Brady having an MVP season

Without further ado, it's individual award time in the NFL with All-Pro ballots due on Monday. Here are some of my votes:

MVP: Tom Brady, QB, Patriots. I think I said this at midseason -- if you have watched all of New England's games, you understand how Brady raised his game to another level. He lost his offensive coordinator. His team was hanging by a thread because of injuries. He held it all together and threw for more yards than any quarterback in the NFL. And now the Pats are very dangerous.

Runners-up: (2) Peyton Manning, QB, Colts; (3) Shaun Alexander, RB, Seahawks; (4) Tiki Barber, RB, Giants; (5) Carson Palmer, QB, Bengals.