Eli Kaberon, of profootballweekly.com, has Drew Brees ranked second, this week, in his weekly rankings of NFL MVP candidates. Check out the poll, below.
Dree Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints watches play during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Saints won 34-30.
In football, a player's value can be measured by how difficult it would be to replace him.
Two teams realized the value of one of their key players in Week 14. With both Matt Cassel and Aaron Rodgers sidelined due to injuries, the Chiefs and Packers each lost games against divisional opponents. Cassel's absence was no surprise — he underwent an appendectomy last week and was ruled out for Kansas City's game vs. the Chargers. Rodgers started for the Pack, but was knocked out of the game at Detroit in the second quarter because of a concussion and never returned. Without their leaders, the Chiefs and Packers combined to score three points on Sunday.