The NFL season has only one week left, so it seems safe to start handing out some of the big end of season awards (at least it's more timely than the awarding of Pro Bowl spots).
There was plenty to like about the 2011 season, as the league reconvened after a lengthy summer lockout. Fortunately for fans, a deal was struck and the league was able to reconvene with the preseason Hall of Fame game as its only casualty (in comparison to the much more painful resolution to the recently-ended NBA lockout).
With games resuming, we've been treated to one of the more fun seasons in recent memory, with plenty of fresh teams rising up to become competitive for the first time in years. It may be the lockout talking, but it's also been one of the best years for great highlight moments as well.
Here are the awards for the 2011 season.