2013 Season in Review
Following a stunning come-from-behind 68-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks, Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning has been named Super Bowl MVP, giving him a clean sweep of the NFL’s awards this season. Manning had previously been named MVP, Offensive Player of the Year and, for some reason, Defensive Player of the Year. The league also announced that Manning set an NFL record this season with 160.1 quarterback rating after answering all of the extra credit questions correctly.
The Super Bowl win gave the Broncos a perfect 19-0 record, making them the first team in NFL history to make it through both regular and post season without a loss, a tie or a Shula. The AFC championship game victory over the Colts was particularly poignant for Manning who was cut from the team in 2012 due to what was at the time reportedly to be a neck injury, though Manning later revealed that it was nothing more than a practical joke that got out of hand.
The Denver Broncos amazing season couldn’t have come at a better time for the NFL, still reeling from the latest scandal out of New England. Just days before the end of the regular season, ESPN broke the story that devastated Boston sports fans, many of whom were still celebrating the Red Sox latest World Series triumph, that long time Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick doesn’t exist. Belichick, a 3-time Super Bowl winning coach, is actually a character created by comedian Andy Kaufman after he faked his own death in 1984. Belichick, nee Kaufman, was quoted as saying “seriously, I thought you knew. I mean, come on, how could you not know?”