The Green Bay Packers' perfect season came to a crashing halt against the struggling Kansas City Chiefs, who had just fired their coach and were starting a new quarterback.
As long as Terrell Suggs continues to harass opposing quarterbacks, and if defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano repeatedly finds the perfect blitzes to call, the Baltimore Ravens will keep on winning without Ray Lewis.
Nobody took the debate seriously, not at the start, anyway. The last letter of MVP, after all, stands for "Player," as in someone who actually takes part in the game.
No Brett Favre? No problem: The Colts are bringing another veteran quarterback out of retirement, hoping Kerry Collins will be a solid back up plan in case Peyton Manning isn't healed by the regular season.