The 2016 NFL regular season is finished and we know all 12 playoff teams now. Surprise teams like the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders make their return after long droughts. Familiar favorites like the New England Patriots and New York Giants look like the favorites. And how bout them 13-3 Cowboys??
As we head into the playoffs, let us look back one last time at the NFL season as Fangirlish gives you our winners and losers of the 2016 NFL season!
Tom Brady : A four-game suspension was barely a blip on the radar as Tom delivered another quality MVP season. Brady looks poised to lead the Patriots to yet another Super Bowl
Dallas Cowboys: After Tony Romo’s injury, many thought the Cowboys were going to once again be last in the NFC East. Instead, thanks to rookie QB Dax Prescott and rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas had a NFC-best 13-3 record. This could be the Cowboys best chance to get back to the Super Bowl since their last trip on 1996.
Oakland Raiders: They did suffer a season-ending injury to their star quarterback but the Raiders still had double-digit wins and made the playoffs for the first time since 2002. The future does look bright for the Raider Nation
Denver Broncos: It was a tough season for the defending Super Bowl Champs. From dealing with Peyton Manning’s retirement to non-stop injuries, Denver failed to make the playoffs with a 9-7 record. Now with Coach Gary Kubiak retiring due to health issues, the Broncos will now have to find a new coach to help get them back to the top of the NFL.
Cleveland Browns: What can you say? 1-15, went through a bazillion quarterbacks, struggled in most games. The saddest part to this is that there is no answers on how to fix this problem in Cleveland.
Jeff Fisher: After signing a extension, the Rams finally smartened up and fired Fisher mid-way through the season. Sadly, some team in the NFL will give Jeff the chance to continue his 8-8 or 7-9 magic somewhere else.
MVP OF THE YEAR
Aaron Rodgers: Overcoming a slow start for the Packers, Rodgers helped lead Green Bay to the NFC North title (with a little help from the collapsing Lions) with 6 straight wins. Now Rodgers and the Packers look like a legitimate threat to the Cowboys for the NFC title.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Adam Gase, Miami Dolphins : A awful start to the season and surviving the loss of starting QB Ryan Tannehill, Gase and the Dolphins won the final Wild-Card spot in the AFC. Gase went from possibly losing his job to now being praised for his job in the second-half of the NFL season.