Peyton Manning wins comeback player of the year, Adrian Peterson wins offensive player of the year and MVP

Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning: Who got the major hardware?

2/2/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Dec 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY SportsThere were three awards that came down to a neck-and-neck race between Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning.

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.
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2/4/13   |   Portugalsrome   |   39 respect

Scott wrote:
For once, I don't think many people can argue with the NFL on these results. 

Amen!! lol

2/3/13   |   genobibb007   |   18277 respect

Well deserved for AP, he had an outstanding season

2/3/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61478 respect

hmmm.... I could argue it, but I won't. YAY both of them though, I suppose...

2/3/13   |   Scott   |   52661 respect

For once, I don't think many people can argue with the NFL on these results. 

2/3/13   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

 fandayumtastic! Petersen was my vote, glad he got it!