Mahomes missed a chance to punctuate a terrific season Sunday, completing just 24 of 44 attempts for 278 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 17-14 win over the lowly Falcons. Sure, the Chiefs secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and the coveted first-round bye and moved to a league-best 14-1, but Mahomes hasn’t been his usual dominant self down the stretch. Over his past three games, he’s completed 59% of his passes with seven touchdowns and four interceptions, and Kansas City has had to sweat out seven straight one-score victories. In any other season, he probably did enough to win the award; in fact, he’s one of just four quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era to throw for at least 4,700 yards and 38 touchdowns through just 15 games, joining Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Dan Marino. But Rodgers has the edge in nearly every major category.