Friday, 4 January 2013

What we know about the 2012 NFL season

By JC Godin

That's a wrap, the season is done with, it's a thing of the past! Let season #2, or chapter #5 (every month is a chapter) begin!!!

Let's take a quick look back at week 17 before we talk playoffs!

We witnessed a classic last Sunday between the Vikings and the Packers, for many different reasons! We all know how good Adrian Peterson is, but seriously, after that performance, to end such a terrific season, coming back better then ever after blowing up his knee, is just superman-like!! That last run will be remembered as the run that got his team into the playoffs, and as the run that knocked out the Bears, and sadly, as the run that came up nine yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's record of 2,105. Even so, AP  ran for a buck nighty-nine!!

Peterson showed this year that his name belongs with the great running backs of all-time!

We also saw the Cowboys falling flat on their face, coming up short at the  finish line ONCE AGAIN!!! Suffering from the same brain camps at the end of the season ONCE AGAIN!!! The Dallas Cowboys are like a broken record! It's the same song and gets stuck at the same scratch!! I find it amusing! Cowboys get a lot of media attention and for some reason it always turns into one big soap opera!! It's like watching Dallas, or As the World Turns on Valley Ranch!! Please, if I have to watch such crap, at least make it good!!

Witnessing the Cowboys coming up short two years in row on the last Sunday is a script well written and deserving of golden globe or soap opera nomination for best screenplay, with Tony Romo receiving a nod as best lead actor!

Speaking of awards...

MVP: Adrian Peterson

I think Peterson's season is the greatest year ever in the NFL for a RB!! Minnesota is well coached, has an underrated defense and good special teams. But offensively, take AP out of the picture..... Yeah, exactly my thoughts!

Honorable mention: Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers!

Offensive player of the year: Adrian Peterson

2,097 rushing yards with 12 rushing scores. 40 catches with 1 receiving TD!! Thats special stuff right there!

Honorable mention: Calvin Johnson, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Marshawn Lynch, Albert Morris

Defensive player of the year: J.J. Watt

44 tackles for a loss, 21.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumbles recoveries, 16 tipped passes!!! UNREAL!!!

Honorable mention: Darryl Washington, Charles Tillman, Von Miller

Comeback Player of the year: Peyton Manning

No need to say why!

Honorable mention: it doesn't matter!!

Offensive Rookie of the year: Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck was not treated like a baby by the Colts! He was unleashed in a men's league from the start. I don't  care if he threw 18 picks, he was asked to throw the ball 627 times!! That, for a rookie, is insane! Luck guided the Colts to the playoffs, showed he can run some, and now has the records for most yards thrown in a season by a rookie, as well as most 300-yard games thrown by a freshman.

Honorable mention: Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris, Doug Martin, Trent Richardson, TY Hilton

Defensive Rookie of the year: Luke Kuechly

Led the NFL in tackles and played on a shaky Panthers defense. His presence alone changed the face of this D!

Honorable mention: Lavonte David, Bobby Wagner, Janoris Jenkins, Casey Hayward, Harrison Smith, Chandler Jones, Mark Barron, Zach Brown,

Looking at wild card weekend

Boy oh boy, I'm looking forward to the Seahawks-Redskins game!! Wilson and Griffin, two well coached teams, solid running attacks... Where I give the edge is on defense, in Seattle's favor. The Seahawks are more complete, less liable versus the pass. But playing on the road might be a negative factor for a home-labeled team!

Colts vs Ravens is going to be wild!!!! This could be Ray's last game in the NFL and his last at home in B-More!! On the other side, coach Pagano will be coaching his second game since his return from cancer!! I have no idea who's going to win, but I do know that whoever does, I'm cheering for that team to win it all!!! Chuckstrong in one corner and the last ride of Ray Lewis in the other! Insert Michael Buffer's voice right about now: LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!

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