TGS weekly MVP tracker: Adrian Peterson joins the conversation

With seven weeks remaining in the 2015 NFL regular season, here’s how we view the MVP race…

1. Tom Brady, Patriots — Tom Terrific did throw his third interception of the season (how dare he!) but the Patriots still moved to 9-0 and Brady was still solid. It helps his cause, though, that Andy Dalton and Aaron Rodgers struggled.

2. Adrian Peterson, Vikings — Somewhat quietly, the seemingly immortal 30-year-old has taken the NFL’s rushing yardage lead by a massive, 227-yard margin. He’s carrying the first-place Vikings and has a chance to overtake Brady.

3. Carson Palmer, Cardinals — Three touchdown passes in a huge performance against Seattle’s legendary defense moves the 35-year-old up a spot. Nothing but old dudes leading this list!

4. Andy Dalton, Bengals — A disappointing Monday Night Football performance once again has folks questioning whether the fifth-year quarterback can rise to big occasions. But he’ll have a chance to move back up the list with a big outing Sunday night against Palmer’s Cardinals.

5. Aaron Rodgers, Packers — It’s scary how far the struggling Rodgers has fallen. In fact, Ben Roethlisberger, Derek Carr, Tyrod Taylor and Cam Newton all have a chance to overtake the reigning MVP. He just hasn’t been himself and Green Bay has now lost three straight games to fall out of first place in the NFC North.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at (covering Super Bowls XLIV, XLV and XLVI), a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Bloguin, but his day gig has him covering all things NFC East for Bleacher Report.