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Every athlete dreams of the big stage. What bigger stage is there than the Super Bowl? Super Bowl halftime of course. ESPN The Magazine's latest music issue has paired seven hot athletes with seven even hotter music acts to create the fantasy halftime shows that we may never see, but will have fun thinking about. Which piques your interest the most? Click on the images below to rank your favorites!

Rank: ESPN The Magazine's Fantasy Acts

Capital Cities

Capital Cities

With Dustin Penner

Eminem

Eminem

With Calvin Johnson

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

With Chris Paul

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

With Kobe Bryant

Skylar Grey

Skylar Grey

With Hope Solo

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

With Kenny Stills and Cam Jordan

Yandel

Yandel

With Yonder Alonso and Manny Machado

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Peyton Manning is still on top in Dan Graziano's weekly MVP watch list. Some questioned Manning's ability to perform in cold weather after a sub-par performance against the Patriots, but a four-touchdown game in sub-20 degree weather against the Titans has put a temporary halt to any such doubts. Is Manning the NFL's best player this season?

2013 NFL MVP Watch

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Patriots QB
3,685 yards, 21 TDs, 9 INTs, 60.8 CMP%

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints QB
4,107 yards, 33 TDs, 8 INTs, 68.0 CMP%

Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict

Bengals LB
139 tackles, 1 INT, 1 sack

Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

Chiefs RB
238 carries, 1,162 yards, 10 TDs

Karlos Dansby

Karlos Dansby

Cardinals LB
105 tackles, 6 sacks, 3 INTs

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions WR
75 catches, 1,348 yards, 12 TDs

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos QB
4,522 yards, 45 TDs, 9 INTs, 67.9 CMP%

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

Eagles RB
261 carries, 1,305 yards, 7 TDs

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Panthers QB
2,776 yards, 20 TDs, 11 INTs, 62.0 CMP%

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seahawks QB
2,871 yards, 23 TDs, 7 INTs, 64.5 CMP%

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Peyton Manning remains on top in Dan Graziano's weekly MVP watch list. Manning's five-touchdown performance led the Broncos to a crucial 35-28 win over their AFC West rival Chiefs. With 41 touchdowns, Manning has a pretty good shot to break Tom Brady's single-season record of 50 TDs. Is he your choice for MVP?

2013 NFL MVP Watch

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Patriots QB
3,267 yards, 19 TDs, 8 INTs, 60.7 CMP%

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints QB
3,794 yards, 29 TDs, 8 INTs, 67.7 CMP%

Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict

Bengals LB
131 tackles, 1 INT, 1 sack

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Eagles QB
1,791 yards, 19 TDs, 0 INTs, 63.3 CMP%

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions WR
72 catches, 1,299 yards, 12 TDs

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos QB
4,125 yards, 41 TDs, 9 INTs, 68.1 CMP%

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

Eagles RB
232 carries, 1,088 yards, 5 TDs

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Panthers QB
2,616 yards, 19 TDs, 11 INTs, 61.7 CMP%

Tony Romo

Tony Romo

Cowboys QB
3,140 yards, 24 TDs, 7 INTs, 64.8 CMP%

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seahawks QB
2,672 yards, 22 TDs, 6 INTs, 64.9 CMP%

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Drew Brees threw for 392 yards and contributed 20 first-down passes to the Saints' NFL single-game record 40 first downs in a rout of the Cowboys. Peyton Manning's 330 yards in a win over the Chargers gave him 3,249 total yards on the season -- a record for the most passing yards through the first nine games. Both have proved to be worthy of MVP honors, but whose play has stood out more? Below are the 10 players NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano has in his weekly MVP watch. Click the images below to set your own rankings!

2013 NFL MVP Watch

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints QB
3,064 yards, 25 TDs, 7 INTs, 68.0 CMP%

Jamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

Chiefs RB
170 carries, 725 yards, 6 TDs

Tamba Hali

Tamba Hali

Chiefs LB
30 tackles, 4 FF, INT

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions WR
53 catches, 904 yards, 9 TDs

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Colts QB
2,198 yards, 14 TDs, 6 INTs, 58.8 CMP%

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos QB
3,249 yards, 33 TDs, 6 INTs, 71.0 CMP%

LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy

Eagles RB
193 carries, 932 yards, 3 TDs

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Panthers QB
1,970 yards, 13 TDs, 8 INTs, 62.7 CMP%

Muhammad Wilkerson

Muhammad Wilkerson

Jets DL
31 tackles, 2 FF, INT

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seahawks QB
2,132 yards, 17 TDs, 6 INTs, 63.4 CMP%

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