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The 2012-13 NFL season was a good one for young quarterbacks in general. The league saw 4 teams with first time QBs lead their respective teams to the playoffs — 3 of which were rookies in Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Andrew Luck (Colin Kaepernick was a 2nd year player). Even more specifically speaking, this was a great year for the athletic, dual threat quarterback...
Before winning the NFL MVP award Saturday night, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson spent two weeks making the rounds with TV and radio outlets that wanted to get the 2,000-yard rusher on air.
The media blitz started last week in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl and continued this week in New Orleans, site of Saturday night's NFL awards ceremony. Inevitably, the discussion...
It was wide-spread at the end of the season, but now it’s official. The NFL’s Most Valuable Player is Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Adrian Peterson is the 2012 Most Valuable Player (US PRESSWIRE)
The announcement was made at the second annual NFL Honors awards show, as seen on CBS.
Peterson’s season was incredible. Two years ago, he suffered a torn ACL, as...
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player Saturday, as voted by the Associated Press.Peterson, who also captured the top offensive player honor earlier Saturday night, posted the second-highest rushing total in NFL history this past season. He finished with 2,097 yards, just eight yards shy of Eric...
And it couldn’t go to a better person!
Adrian Peterson called it a blessing in disguise.
Strange way to describe a career-threatening major knee surgery.
The Minnesota Vikings’ star came back better than ever, just missing Eric Dickerson’s longstanding rushing record and closing out the season with two of the top NFL awards from The Associated Press: Most Valuable Player...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been honored as the NFL's Most Valuable Player for the 2012 season.Fantasy Spin:Some thought Peyton Manning deserved the award but it's hard to ignore Peterson's absurd rushing total (2,097 yards, second all-time) and the impact he had on the Vikings, who went from 3-13 in 2011 to 10-6 this season. It would be an upset if anyone...
Coming off a season ending ACL injury last year, Adrian Peterson came back as a force gaining 2,097 yards, second most to Eric Dickerson all-time. This effort was enough to get Peterson the MVP Award and “offensive player of the year” this season. Peterson was the Vikings only form of attack, but he still managed to gain 150 yards in 7 games which ties an NFL record. Because...
Adrian Peterson or Peyton Manning, both were deserving, so no issues with AP getting it.
#Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was named the 2012 season MVP!
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_RealUpdates) February 3, 2013
Minnesota Vikings running backs Adrian Peterson was not only named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for 2012, but he also won the AP Offensive Player of the Year award. He rushed for over 2,000 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named the AP Defensive Player of the Year.
Watt racked up 81 tackles, 20.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles.
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The battle for NFL Most Valuable Player was expected to be a tight race, as Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning both made strong cases for their candidacy.
But in the end, it was the Vikings tailback who ran away with it, taking home both MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press.
Peterson not only recorded one of the most statistically impressive seasons...
Robert Griffin III has an award - and a warning for the NFL.
The Redskins' Griffin beat out fellow quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson to win The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. From a brilliant rookie class, RG3 was a strong winner Saturday night in voting by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league.
The night before the Super Bowl saw players from the NFL walk away with some hardware. Tonight the NFL named the league’s MVP, Comeback Player, Defensive, Rookie, and the Coach of the Year awards. Here is the breakdown of who won these prestigious awards.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson might have come up 9 yards short in passing Eric Dickerson’s all...
The NFL handed out it’s 2012 season awards on Saturday in New Orleans at the second annual “NFL Honors” hosted by actor Alec Baldwin. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson won MVP, Broncos QB Peyton Manning won Comeback Player of the Year, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III won offensive rookie of the year and Texans JJ Watt wins defensive rookie player of the year.
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been named the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year by the AP.
Griffin threw for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He also ran for 815 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was named the AP defensive rookie of the year.
Kuechly rolled up 164 tackles, 1 sack and 2 interceptions...