Is Alex Smith A Viable NFL MVP Candidate?

SAN FRANCISCO (Bleacher Report) — We might only be five weeks through the 2012 NFL regular season, but certain things seem to be taking shape. Some expected, others not.

The Cleveland Browns are 0-5; seriously I think we all expected that. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts have already won two more games combined than they did last season.

Even less expected, the 49ers’ Alex Smith is a viable MVP candidate. Smith leads the NFL in quarterback rating. Yes, you got that right.

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