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With Cardinals flying high, Warner soars to front of MVP chase

With Tom Brady injured and Peyton Manning's individual numbers down, Kurt Warner has found his way back to a familiar role: MVP favorite.

Updated: December 12, 2008, 7:37 AM ET
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

Kurt Warner has gone from Matt Leinart's backup to potential MVP favorite in less than three months.

With Tom Brady on injured reserve and Peyton Manning's individual numbers down this season, Warner became the runaway favorite for MVP in a poll of ESPN's eight divisional bloggers.

Warner, the quarterback who has led the Arizona Cardinals to their first division title since 1975, received five of eight first-place votes. He was the only player to appear on all eight five-player ...

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