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Oakland Raiders: 5 Reasons Darren McFadden Will Be the 2012 NFL MVP
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In a quarterback-friendly league, it would seem nearly impossible for a running back to win NFL MVP honors.

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees lead the way—you can probably even throw Matt Stafford into that mix. These stars are elite, and many are first ballot Hall of Fame quarterbacks.

And I haven't forgotten Arian Foster, Maurice Jones-Drew, Adrian Peterson and a multitude of other talented running backs, either.

But the NFL is in for a surprise. Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is ready to have a huge year after an injury-shortened 2011 season.

Get ready. With a little luck (in terms of an injury-free season), Darren McFadden will make a strong case for earning MVP honors.

Here are five reasons he can achieve the NFL's most prestigious player award.

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