Seahawks' Wilson, Ravens' Jackson, Texans' Watson lead midseason NFL MVP picture – Yardbarker

Yardbarker NFL writers Michael Tunison and Chris Mueller address some of the hottest issues in the league. This week’s topic: the top NFL MVP candidates at the midpoint of the regular season. Mueller: Most pundits and analysts who want to seem particularly intelligent hold back from drawing definitive conclusions about the NFL season at the halfway point. “It’s too early,” they intone gravely, “Too much can happen; heck, who knows what will happen this week?”  In spite of that sort of outlook being needlessly self-serious, it often ends up being true. Through eight games last year, the Steelers were 5-2-1, had just beaten the Ravens and looked like a lock to win the AFC North. Baltimore, by contrast, was dead in the water, floundering at 4-5 after that loss and needing to turn to rookie Lamar Jackson.  We all know how things turned out.  So yes, trying to predict an inherently unpredictable enterprise is a fool’s errand. The MVP race, however, has usually come into focus halfway through the year. Last season

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