Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning: Who got the major hardware?
Both of them were the best at their respective positions this year, and both were coming off some serious off-season surgeries.
Between the two of them, they were mortal locks to win Offensive Player of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, and MVP.
Peterson took home Offensive POY, thanks to his monster season in which he was head and shoulders better than any other running back in the league, finishing with 2097 rushing yards, only 9 short of Eric Dickerson's single-season record.
Manning got the Comeback POY award, because of the multiple neck surgeries that he needed to step back on the field, and the remarkably high level of play that he showed this year after missing all of last season.
The MVP award is the highest honor, however, and that one rightfully went to Peterson.
Manning was certainly outstanding, but he didn't really set himself apart THAT much compared to guys like Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, or even rookies like Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson.
Peterson, on the other hand, was miles ahead of any other running back, and most certainly the most valuable player in the league.
Peterson finished with 30.5 of the MVP votes from the AP voters, compared to 19.5 for Manning.
Congratulations to both players for their incredible seasons.