NFL awards led by Peyton Manning's 5th MVP award
On the other side of the ball, Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly won Defensive Player of the Year. Kuechly was seemingly everywhere as the heart and soul of an excellent Carolina defense.
The Panthers also took home the Coach of the Year award, specifically Ron Rivera. Good old Riverboat Ron beat out Andy Reid, Pete Carroll, Bill Belichick, and Chip Kelly.
Taking home Rookie of the Year honors were running back Eddie Lacy of the Packers for Offense, and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson of the Jets for Defense.
Comeback Player of the Year went to Phillip Rivers, while Charles Tillman of the Bears was named as the Walter Payton Man of the Year.