NFL MVP Award: When Will it Be Announced? Time and Where to Watch

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Jan 31, 2013 12:10 PM EST
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NFL Honors will take place Saturday, Feb. 2 before Super Bowl XLVII(Photo : Mike Segar / Reuters) "

Right before the Super Bowl, many will have their eyes set on who the MVP of the league will be. Check out the schedule for the second annual NFL Honors as the league gives out the biggest individual awards of the year.

Before we get into the discussion of the much debated and anticipated NFL MVP, let's look at the time, date and where to watch the honors being handed out after an amazing 2012 season. 

Date: Saturday, Feb. 2

Time: 9 p.m. ET-11 p.m. ET

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Where to Watch: CBS

There will also be a special performance by One Republic as the show will be hosted by Alec Baldwin. 

Now, for the MVP nominees. Either of these guys could sweep the MVP and Comeback Player of the Year Awards.

We're talking about Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson. One of the most dominant quarterbacks in the league and, without a doubt, the best running back in the NFL during the 2012 season have been battling for this award all season long. They are the front runners for the award.

Manning amassed a typical season despite missing a year after neck surgery. Many analysts wondered if he would be the same player. The Indianapolis Colts took a chance with Andrew Luck and let Manning loose. Not that the Colts regret their choice, but Manning surprised them and many around the league. 

He threw for 4,659 yards and 35 touchdowns on 400 complete passes while throwing 11 interceptions. 

As for Peterson, boy does he wish he could have received the ball one more time against the Green Bay Packers in the last game of the season. Peterson was nine yards shy of the single-season rushing record. Peterson wrapped up the 2012 season with 2,097 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.

Without Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings would have never made the playoffs. It's that simple. The Broncos at least limped into the playoffs last season with a mediocre Tim Tebow behind center. 

Prediction: 
Because the Vikings barely had an offense and Peterson was so crucial to the team, he should be the MVP of 2012. Aside from the fact that he came back from a horrific ACL injury, Peterson was the key to his team's success providing the offense that led them to a 10-6 season and back to the playoffs.

Don't miss the live action. Follow me on Twitter @Frankie_SWR and voice your opinion on who will win or should win the 2012 NFL MVP Award.  

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