Super Bowl ChampionsThe Minnesota Vikings used a dominating ground game to carry their team all the way to the first Super Bowl victory in franchise history as they defeated the Indianapolis Colts 26-23. HB Adrian Peterson proved he is still the best HB in football rushing for 1,650 yards and 15 TD's, and exploded in the Super Bowl for 185 yards. Back-up Toby Gerhart contributed over 500 yards as well. The running game and short passing game, led by TE Kyle Rudolph, allowed second year QB Christian Ponder to excel throwing for 22 TD's and only 14 interceptions. The Defensive side of the ball was led by DE Brian Robinson who racked up 16 sacks. CB Chris Cook came into his own in his third season leading the team in interceptions. However, the Vikings title run was not without controversy. The Vikings received what amounted to a bye over the explosive Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round. Philly jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead and was on the verge of making it 14-0, when the game was called on account of lag. Philly never got a chance to show that their early lead was not a fluke as coach Ghost was fired shortly thereafter. Nevertheless, congratulations to coach JSimms on winning the first TLY title. Offensive MVPQB Drew Brees 117.4 QB Rating/ 4,954 passing yards/ 51 TD's 28 int'sBrees led the NFL in QB rating and TD's and was third in passing yards. His 51 TD's broke the NFL single season record, and his QB rating was the third best ever. He helped lead his team to the best record in the NFC and the NFC title game, where they fell just short against the eventual Super Bowl champion Minnesota Vikings. Defensive MVPCB Joe Haden 40 tackles/ 3 TFL/ 11 int's/ 11 deflections/ 2 FF/ 4 TD'sWhile the Cleveland Browns did not make the playoffs finishing 8-8, when you stop and look at how anemic their offense was you really appreciate the amazing season Joe Haden had. Without Haden and the rest of the Brown's defense being a force, the Browns just as easily could have finished 2-14. Haden helped make the Browns a top 5 defense, and propelled the Browns to wins in games they had no business winning. Offensive Rookie of the Year QB Andrew Luck 105.5 QB Rating/ 4,500 passing yards/ 38 TD's/ 25 int'sLuck helped make the post-Manning era an easy transition as he led the Colts to the Super Bowl in his first year at the helm. Luck and the Colts fell just short of a title this year, but the future is definitely bright in Indy with Luck at the helm. Defensive Rookie of the Year MLB Bobby Wagner 84 tackles/ 7 TFL/ 1 sack/ 5 int's/ 8 deflections/ 6 FF/ 1 FR/ 1 blocked kickWagner surprised the entire league this season as a relatively unknown kid from Utah St. He was all over the field making plays against the run or pass. He will be a force in the middle for years to come. NFL Records That Fell In Year 1QB Matt RyanSingle Season Passing Yards: 5,664Single Season Interceptions Thrown: 52Ryan is responsible for two of the most ridiculous records being broken. He shattered the passing yards mark by almost 200 yards, and the interception mark by 10. Taken together, these records are absurd. How in the hell do you throw 52 interceptions!? The obvious answer: one at a time Ryan must have been playing blind-folded, or decided to throw to whoever's open regardless of what team they're on. The fact that Ryan threw so many interceptions makes the fact that the Falcons kept passing all the way to the record book smell of something you may find in the dairy section or next to the lunch meats. QB Drew Brees Single Season TD Passes: 51Brees broke the record set by Tom Brady in 2007 by one. This is a reasonable record as he only broke it by one, the Saints are a passing team, Brees was only 4 short of the record last year, and every other pass wasn't thrown to the defense All in all people a good season. We've had some turnover in coaches, (I wanted to put together a montage of all the coaches we lost similar to the one's they do at awards shows of all the deceased celebrities that passed during the year ) but we're full again and ready to go for season 2. Good luck to everyone in the off season and in season 2.