Josh Allen Passes Kyler Murray as NFL MVP Betting Favorite as Patrick Mahomes Continues to Fall
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NFL MVP Odds After Week 5
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Thanks to a dismantling of the Kansas City Chiefs defense, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has taken the lead for NFL MVP from Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.
Allen threw for 315 yards with three touchdowns while running for another 59 yards and a score in a 38-20 win over the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.
That improves his TD:INT ratio to 12:2 on the year with another two touchdowns on the ground through five games.
At +450, Allen has the lowest odds on the board at BetMGM.
Murray was pedestrian in a 17-10 win against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, throwing for 239 yards with one touchdown. He ran seven times for just one yard. His previous low on the ground was 19 yards.
Murray’s 239 yards were also the fewest of his season.
But Arizona stayed undefeated and Murray’s 13 total touchdowns are impressive. He leads the NFL with a 75.2 completion percentage.
On the opposite side of that Sunday Night Football beatdown was Patrick Mahomes, who continued his fall down the odds board.
Mahomes leads the NFL with 16 passing touchdowns but already has six interceptions. That’s as many as he threw in 15 games in 2020.
The Chiefs are 2-3 to start the season; the most losses the Chiefs have had in a season with Mahomes as the starting quarterback is four.
Mahomes dropped to +1800. His odds were +800 after Week 3.
For the second time this season, Tom Brady threw for five touchdowns in a game.
Pair Brady’s 15 touchdown passes and his NFL-leading 1,767 passing yards and he’s near the top of odds boards against. He’s +650 at BetMGM, but he’s tied as the favorite with Allen at PointsBet at +500.