We're a little less than a week away from finding out who will be the NFL's Most Valuable Player in a race much closer than we see in most seasons.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning each turned in seasons good enough to merit consideration under any circumstances. The fact that each of them did it in their comeback from injuries that many feared would make them lesser players only made their performances more impressive. Strong arguments could be made for each man, but Peterson thinks he's got the stronger case.

"I'm going to win it. I will get it," Peterson said, via Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post.