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December 9, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The San Diego Chargers won 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

1). Tom Brady, Patriots- Continues to roll along, making very few costly mistakes. Brady completed 30 of 50 passes in the Patriots tougher than expected win over the Jets.

2). Derek Carr, Raiders- Was 26-38 for 315 yards and 2 TD passes in Raiders 35-32 win over the Panthers. Carr continues to progress, and the Raiders are looking like a serious Super Bowl threat.

3). Drew Brees, Saints- Brees keeps on rolling along throwing 4 TD passes against the struggling Rams. With Brees running the show the Saints are still a playoff contender.

4). Dak Prescott, Cowboys- Prescott was an efficient 17-24, 198 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys win over the Redskins. Prescott’s maturity at such a young age has been impressive.

5). Eli Manning, Giants- Manning did not throw for a ton of yards, but he did throw for three touchdown passes. Manning’s season is even more impressive when you consider he plays behind a below average offensive line and has little to no running game.

6). Kirk Cousins, Redskins- Cousins was spectacular keeping the Skins in the game against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. He was 41-53, 449 yards and 3 TD passes.Cousins could very well lead the Redskins to the playoffs.

7). Phillip Rivers, Chargers- Rivers is one of the toughest competitors in the NFL. He threw 3 TD passes in Houston in the Chargers win over the Texans. Don’t be surprised if Rivers sneaks the Chargers into the playoffs.

8). Matt Ryan, Falcons- Ryan was accurate 26-34, 269 yards, and 2 TDs. Not his greatest game this year, but a good solid performance against the Cardinals.

9). Matt Stafford, Lions- Not a great performance, until the last drive. To move up in these ratings needs to play more consistent on the road.

10). Aaron Rodgers, Packers- Was flawless Monday night, and has been awesome the last two weeks. If he continues to play like this, he will move up these rankings very quickly.