The New England Patriots will line up for Thursday's practice without Tom Brady for the second consecutive day. That could certainly change the outlook for this weekend's game against the Buffalo Bills. However, that hasn't stopped most folks from placing their theoretical bets.
The Patriots have clinched the AFC East but they're looking to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs so they still have something to play for in Week 17.
Peter King also goes Patriots and throws down his Brady for MVP argument in the process.
In many other seasons, Tom Brady would be the MVP, and who knows? He still may be. But his mates and his coaches know how hugely valuable he's been this year, whoever's name ends up on the 2011 MVP trophy.