The case for Brady
Brady is the most efficient passer in the game. He's thrown for 4,543 yards, including 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season. His quarterback rating (98.3) is sixth-best in the league. His touchdown to interception ratio is once again the envy of every quarterback and he's led the Patriots to an 11-4 mark. Not bad for a 35-year-old.
Beating the Texans was sweet. Not only were the Texans considered the top team of AFC at the time, but it marked the second time Brady had led the Patriots to a win over a division leading opponent. He took the league's fourth ranked defense and racked up 296 yards and four touchdowns on 21 of 35 passing en route to a 42-14 win. It wasn't just a loss for the Texans, it was an embarrassment. And Brady led the way.
"I gotta go with my own guy. I gotta go with Tom," said Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo on picking an MVP. "He's playing well for us. It's just amazing when you're on the sideline and he's throwing the ball like that. When he's in the zone, you can't stop him."