2. Tom Brady
As I just mentioned, Brady had a golden chance to snag the top seed away from Manning, but a tough 24-20 loss to the Dolphins keeps the Patriots just behind Denver. Brady has really come on in the last couple of weeks, leading multiple last minute comebacks (with a team that is absolutely ravaged by injuries), and putting together an impressive six game statistical run. Over this six game stretch, Brady has completed 66.7% of his passes, thrown for 2,225 yards, 14 touchdowns, and only four interceptions. All of this has been with an offense that is extremely banged up, including losing tight end Rob Gronkowski to a season ending knee injury a week ago.