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1982 NFL MVP - Mark Moseley?


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#1 mr. furley

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 07:57 AM

strike-shortened season. throwaway vote maybe? or a deliberate fork in Al Davis' eye?

Moseley - 20/21 FG's, 16/19 PATs

Jim Plunkett - Raiders 8-1 record, 58% completion rate, 2035 yards, 14td passes



#2 The_Man

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:44 AM

strike-shortened season. throwaway vote maybe? or a deliberate fork in Al Davis' eye?Moseley - 20/21 FG's, 16/19 PATsJim Plunkett - Raiders 8-1 record, 58% completion rate, 2035 yards, 14td passes

Redskins = Super Bowl champsMosley sets all-time record for consecutive FGs

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 08:51 AM

You have to keep in mind that it was just a nine game season, so winning a few games looks really, really important.

In week one, Moseley hit a long FG in regulation to send the game into OT and then booted the winner in overtime. In week six, a road win at a good Cardinals team, he scored all Washington's points in a five point win. In week seven, he hit three field goals in a one point win against a decent Giants team.

Throw in that he had one of hte greatest kicking seasons of all time, and you can see why he won the award. You can't see why he deserved the award, but voters like to give the award to the most valuable player on the team with the best record.

It had nothing to do with Al Davis. Plunkett wasn't in the discussion for MVP -- he wasn't one of the top five QBs in the NFL that year. Dan Fouts was the one who got screwed, as he was having arguably the best season of his HOF career. Ken Anderson and Joe Montana, as they often were back then, would have been legitimate MVP candidates as well.
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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:20 AM

In week seven, he hit three field goals in a one point win against a decent Giants team.

Including the game-winner as time expired in the snow to clinch a playoff spot.

It had nothing to do with Al Davis. Plunkett wasn't in the discussion for MVP -- he wasn't one of the top five QBs in the NFL that year. Dan Fouts was the one who got screwed, as he was having arguably the best season of his HOF career. Ken Anderson and Joe Montana, as they often were back then, would have been legitimate MVP candidates as well.

Marcus Allen was probably the Raiders best MVP candidate.ETA: 1098 yds from scrimmage and 14 TDs in 9 games.

Edited by dgreen, 11 December 2008 - 10:22 AM.


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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:54 PM

Check out Wes Chandler's stats in 8 games that year:

49 catches
1,032 yards
9 TDs

There's your MVP

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:34 PM

Check out Wes Chandler's stats in 8 games that year:49 catches1,032 yards9 TDsThere's your MVP

Agreed, kickers watch soap operas in the locker room, while the rest of the players are out practicing. The only reward they deserve is not getting duck-taped the goal post when they have a good season.
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Posted 11 December 2008 - 04:04 PM

too young to remember much about that season other than that Alan Risher played QB for the Packers.

but, a kicker? really?

i'm going to actually read that whole link one of these days Chase.. maybe that will explain it.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 04:59 PM

strike-shortened season. throwaway vote maybe? or a deliberate fork in Al Davis' eye?

Moseley - 20/21 FG's, 16/19 PATs

Jim Plunkett - Raiders 8-1 record, 58% completion rate, 2035 yards, 14td passes

How does an MVP kicker miss three PATs in a half-season?




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