Second-year linebackers Von Miller and Aldon Smith had nearly identical games in Week 11, with both players having two forced fumbles and six tackles. The only difference: Smith had 5.5 sacks to Miller's three. The two also best J.J. Watt, a Mike Sando's MVP Watch list stable, as the league leaders in sacks. Do you see any of these defenders as the front-runner for the coveted MVP award? Click on the photos below to submit your MVP rankings!

NFL MVP favorites

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints QB

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Patriots QB

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

Seahawks RB

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos QB

Von Miller

Von Miller

Broncs LB

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Vikings RB

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB

Matt Schaub

Matt Schaub

Texans QB

Aldon Smith

Aldon Smith

49ers LB

J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt

Texans DE

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