NFL Season Comes to an end while Play-offs begin

Martin Ochoa, Staff Writer

 This season of the NFL was crazy, so many late playoff pushes, MVP performances, and record setting games. 

First up are the division winners of each conference which all made the playoffs, starting with the American Football conference (AFC). Bills, Chiefs, Bengals, and Jaguars all won their division. The last conference is the National Football Conference (NFC) and the winners were, Eagles,49ers, Vikings, and Buccaneers. 

Next topic is going to be stat leaders in individual categories starting with passing. Passing leader in both yards (5,250) and Touchdowns (41) was Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs. Rushing yards leader was Josh Jacobs of the Raiders with 1,653 and Rushing Touchdown leader was Jamaal Williams of the Lions with a Franchise best of 17 touchdowns. Last of the Offense stats is receiving. Justin Jefferson (Vikings) led the league with 1,809 yards and Davante Adams of the Raiders led in touchdowns with 14.

Now it’s the defensive stats, Tackle leader of the season was Foyesade Oluokun with 184 combined tackles. Interception leader was a 4-way tie between Tariq Woolen, Justin Simmons, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and Minkah Fitzpatrick with 6. Finally last statistic is sacks, the king of sacks this year was Nick Bosa of Niners with 18.5. 

Next up is Award predictions that were going to start with the MVP. The clear front runner was Patrick Mahomes as he led his team, The Chiefs, to the playoffs and is tied with eagles for the best record in the NFL.

 Next is another clear front runner for an award Is Justin Jefferson for Offensive Player of the Year. He recorded 1,809 yards and 8 touchdowns leading the league in receiving yards. He is also top 5 this season in all purpose yards

Last up for the Offensive awards is Offensive Rookie of the year. This award is much closer. I think the 3 finalists are Garret Wilson, Kenneth Walker III, and Dameon Pierce. Dameon Pierce had 220 Carries 939 yards and 4 touchdowns. Walker had 228 carries, 1,050 yards and 9 touchdowns. Last but not least my vote for rookie of the year goes to Garrett Wilson. He had 83 catches, 1,103 and 4 touchdowns on a Jets team that used 3 different quarterbacks.

First defensive award is the Defensive player of the year. The main 2 finalists are Micah Parsons, and Nick Bosa. Nick led the league in sacks and Micah with the most quarterback pressures. My vote would personally go to Nick as he has had more of an impact on each game.

The Last Player award is another close one between 2 finalists. The defensive rookie of the year finalists are Ahmed (sauce) Gardner and Tariq Woolen. Gardner led the league in pass breakups and Woolen led the league in interceptions. I think Woolen should win because he played better and had less penalties.

This Season of the NFL was one of my favorite seasons as a fan and I could only hope for the postseason to be even better.