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Week 14 MVP Picks

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Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson and Frank Schwab select the unlikeliest of football heroes from Week 14 in the MVP Picks brought to you by Visa.

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CHARLES ROBINSON: As we close the book on Sunday's games, we want to highlight the Visa supports MVPs on and off the field, from playmakers to small-business owners. That's why today we're awarding the MVP to the unlikeliest football hero from week 14. Franklin, I think I know who you're going to pick. Go ahead.

FRANK SCHWAB: I'm going to go with Rashaad Penny. Not that this was a huge win for the Seahawks or anything, but I like stories like this. Rashaad Penny was a first-round pick in 2018, and he just never lived up to it. It's been a lot of injuries for him, a lot of sharing time. Chris Carson kind of passed him on the depth chart. He's just had kind of this star-crossed career.

So when Adrian Peterson went out with a back injury-- he wasn't going to able to play today. Pete Carroll stepped up and said, we're going to get a good look at Rashaad Penny now, and Rashard Penny comes through. 137 yards, two touchdowns on 16 carries, and he looked good.

He must feel so fulfilled after this game to say all the grief he went through these past few years-- probably being called a bust out there in Seattle, not living up to that draft status-- have a-- like every time it seemed like he was close to breaking through, some bad injury would happen. For him to have a game like this, I felt good for him. Like, I'm sure it felt good for him to kind of get rid of a lot of these demons of, you know, you can't play, you're not good, whatever because he can play, and he showed it today.

He had a really big game, had a couple of long touchdown runs. Really carried them to this win. I was happy for him.

I didn't see it coming. I didn't think Rashaad Penny necessarily had this in him, but he did. And for that, he was my unlikely MVP today. Who was yours, Charles?

CHARLES ROBINSON: I like that you picked a first-round pick who, you know, didn't really live up to it, didn't really work out. Breshad Perriman, that's my guy, the wideout from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Obviously walk off. One catch, 58-yard touchdown in overtime. Helps the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Buffalo Bills in a monumentally important game for the organization.

No, it wasn't Mike Evans. No, it wasn't Chris Godwin. No, it wasn't Rob Gronkowski. It was Breshad Perriman getting matched up on a linebacker, getting a nice, feathery pass from Tom Brady, and just straight up turning on what has also been his biggest asset, his speed, and, you know, outrunning the defense to a 58-yard touchdown in the win.

But again, another one of these guys who, like you said, you know, first-round pick. Goes through Baltimore, Cleveland. He has a stint with Tampa Bay. Then he plays for the New York Jets. Comes back to Tampa Bay. Definitely a player trying to find his way still at this point. I think he was a first-round pick in 2015.

Huge, huge one catch, but, I mean, such a huge moment, frankly, I think for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because had this gone the other way and the Buccaneers lose this game, it's a completely different conversation. So that's my unlikely MVP for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a team that has a lot of likely MVPs.

As you see, sometimes the most important figures on Sunday aren't the biggest stars but the supporting cast to help make things happen. This was MVP picks brought to you by Visa.