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Peyton Manning surpassed Dan Marino for the second spot on the NFL's all-time passing yards list with a 414-yard, four-touchdown game against the Cowboys. Jimmy Graham is proving to be one Drew Brees' favorite targets as he leads the league in receiving yards and is just one game shy of setting the record for consecutive 100-yard games for a tight end. Below are the 10 players NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano has in his weekly MVP watch. Who's tops your list after five weeks of play?

2013 NFL MVP Watch

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints QB
1,722 yards, 12 TD, 4 INT, 69.7 CMP%

Frank Gore

Frank Gore

49ers RB
78 ATT, 376 yards, 3 TD

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham

Saints WR
37 REC, 593 yards, 6 TD

Justin Houston

Justin Houston

Chiefs LB
23 tackles, 8.5 sacks

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Colts QB
1,144 yards, 7 TD, 2 INT, 62.2 CMP%

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

Seahawks RB
96 ATT, 410 yards, 3 TD

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos QB
1,884 yards, 20 TD, INT, 75.8 CMP%

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB
1,331 yards, 9 TD, 3 INT, 66.4 CMP%

Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh

Chiefs DT
14 tackles, 2 sacks, FF

Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib
15 tackles, 4 INT, FF

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Ndamukong Suh has already beaten his fine total from last season, as the Lions defensive tackle was penalized $100,000 for his hit on Vikings center John Sullivan. Suh apologized later on in the game, and Sullivan seemed to accept his gesture, but the NFL clearly felt there was malicious intent behind Suh's low block. Discipline for illegal hitting is nothing new for Suh -- he was fined $30,000 in 2012 for kicking Matt Schaub and suspended for two games in 2011 for stomping on Green Bay's Evan Dietrich-Smith.

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Ndamukong Suh is lucky that his Lions ended up winning against the Vikings -- otherwise, his illegal block on John Sullivan might be getting more attention. The penalty nullified an interception return that would have given the Lions the lead, and while they ended up coming back and winning, it's a play that never needed to happen in the first place. Suh has been a force on the defensive line for his entire career, but his habit of racking up personal fouls has blunted his effectiveness.


Short-sighted penalties?

Suh plays his position in a very old-school manner -- aggressively, effectively, and with very little in the way of apology.

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