Peyton Manning(notes) became the first player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player honors four times. The Indianapolis Colts’ sensational quarterback romped to the award Saturday in balloting by 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league. He received 39 1/2 votes to 7 1/2 for Drew Brees(notes) of New Orleans. Only four players — all quarterbacks—earned votes. The other two were Philip Rivers(notes) of San Diego (2) and Brett Favre(notes) of Minnesota (1).