MVP - Adrian Peterson (RB, Vikings)
Offensive ROY - Robert Griffin III (QB, Redskins)
Defensive ROY - Luke Kuechly (ILB, Panthers)
Offensive POY - Adrian Peterson (RB, Vikings)
Defensive POY - JJ Watt (DE, Texans)
Comeback POY - Peyton Manning (QB, Broncos)
Coach Of The Year - Bruce Arians (Colts)
Last edited by irondarts : 02-02-2013 at 10:10 PM.
JJ Watt doesn't even get a SINGLE vote for MVP? That's how you know a defensive player will NEVER win this award. JJ Watt should of been unanimous for DPOY too....There was absolutely no case for anyone else.
Tomlinson rushed for 1815 yards, 5.2 average and 28 touchdowns.
Peterson rushed for 2097 yards, 6.0 average and 12 touchdowns.
In what world does Peterson having a 282 yard and 0.8 yard per carry difference make up for the unbelieveable gap between them in touchdowns?
Tomlinson has 16 more touchdowns. That's almost 2.5 times as many rushing touchdowns.
There is no argument, IMO. Tomlinson clearly had a better rushing season.
Rushing touchdowns are such a flukey stat. Tomlinson had a supporting cast that basically got them into the redzone every drive. Peterson was how the Vikings moved the ball. Foster led the league in touchdowns and I'd call his season mediocre at best. 0.8 is a HUGE difference.
Not like Rivers was throwing the ball all around the lot getting in the red zone then handing off to Tomlinson for touchdowns. Tomlinson carried that offense up and down the field while Rivers chipped in here and there.
To have 28 rushing touchdowns and still maintain a 5.2 yards per carry is amazing. Those redzone and 1st and goal runs hurt a runners ypc by quite a bit.
Peterson accounted for 41.5 percent of total yards this year.
Tomlinson accounted for 38.8 percent of total yards.
So when someone says this:
Tomlinson had a supporting cast that basically got them into the redzone every drive. Peterson was how the Vikings moved the ball.
That clearly is not the case as evidence by what I just posted.