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PETER KING'S 2011 AWARDS
PETER KING
January 09, 2012
Record-breaking quarterbacks dominate SI's year-end honors
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January 09, 2012

Peter King's 2011 Awards

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Record-breaking quarterbacks dominate SI's year-end honors

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback, Packers

Rodgers had more touchdown passes (45), more yards (4,643) and better accuracy (68.3%)—all by far—than Brett Favre had in any of his three MVP seasons with the Packers. He set a record for passer rating (122.5) for a team that won 15 games in the regular season.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Drew Brees

Quarterback, Saints

Brees gets this for breaking Dan Marino's 27-year-old NFL record for passing yards in a season (and he did it with a game to spare) and for general excellence. That yardage record (5,476) and Brees's phenomenal accuracy (a record 71.2%) are the reasons he beats out Rodgers in this category.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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