NFL "All Decade" Team & Awards

Football Maniaxs@@FantasymaniaxsSenior Writer IJanuary 1, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 27:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts prematurely in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on December 27, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  Runner back Laurence Maroney #39 of the New England Patriots fumbled the ball in the goal line. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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By Derek Lofland.

It is hard to believe that the decade is already over, but it is time to give out some awards and some hardware for the 2000s.

This decade, who was the MVP, the best offensive player, the most feared defensive player, the best offense, the best defense and the best coach?

Also, which games were memorable and why? What old records were broken and which new ones were set?

Finally, which players made the NFL "All Decade" team?

Most Valuable Player

Tom Brady (New England Patriots)

The New England Patriots were the team of the decade, and Brady was their MVP.  He has been the most clutch quarterback in the NFL this decade and has won one regular season MVP and two Super Bowl MVP awards. He has a career playoff record of 14-3 this decade, including a NFL record 10 wins in a row from 2001 to 2005. If Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning wins his fourth MVP award and the Super Bowl this year, I will change my vote. For now, I am sticking with Brady.

Offensive Player of the Decade

LaDainian Tomlinson (San Diego Chargers)

Tomlinson led the NFL in all-purpose yards and scored 153 touchdowns, which is third in NFL history. His 2006 season where he scored 31 touchdowns was the most impressive offensive performance by a non-quarterback...

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