It has been one heck of a ride in the NFL this season. The year 2012 saw five rookie quarterbacks start in Week 1, quarterback Peyton Manning and running back Adrian Peterson both return to dominance, and the New York Jets emerge as the punchline of every league joke.
Manning's resurgence that led the Broncos 11-game winning streak has made him an MVP candidate, and Adrian Peterson's 2,097-yard season has him in the conversation, as well.
At the end of the day, though, it only matters how you finish. You can't finish well if you don't make the playoffs, and these grades reflect how well each team finished the regular season.
Each team is listed in alphabetical order, by their city. Let's give out some grades!