Dallas' Jason Garrett wins Coach of the Year award

Dallas' Jason Garrett wins Coach of the Year award

In fact, Sunday will be only the second day of its kind in the history of... well, history.

In Super Bowl XVIII, the Raiders cruised to a 38-9 victory over the Washington Redskins behind solid defense, opportunistic special teams play and a whole lot of Marcus Allen. The long wait is nearly over. "I thought he could have played somewhere in college if he had made a decision to go that route". For the first time, Ryan has had the chance to showcase his personality at Super Bowl media events, with national media outlets tracking his every move.

Such a strong statement is unsafe in space like this. Ryan didn't make the cut, but ranked No. 10 on the 2014 list after signing his latest Falcons' deal. I think he and Kyle Shanahan have been on a much better communication path than they were in their first year.

For the Carolina Forest student-athlete, the past 48 hours have proven to be quite the whirlwind journey, going from making plans to watch his beloved New England Patriots on his couch at home to seeing them live and in person.

Guys like Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Terry Bradshaw and dozens of others get all the attention while the lone guys in the backfield, the reliable running backs, are somewhat forgotten. Atlanta's offense was historically productive and great over the course of the season.

WEST WHITELAND In 1992 at the tender age of 7, Matt Ryan's gridiron career began rather inauspiciously, with the Downingtown Young Whippets.

Defensive Player of the Year went to Khalil Mack of the Oakland Raiders.

Tom Brady stays quiet on family, says year has been 'tough'
The incident relating to his dad occurred when a 7 year old reporter asked him which person was his hero. "Now you got this mess". Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will be played at Houston's NRG Stadium.

Brady added to his total as he added 10 more votes- 0.20 MVP shares- to his career tally. That's what they should do.

Seattle did that three weeks ago, with a long drive that ate up half the first quarter.

Let's get to it.

"Matt has been unbelievable this year", said Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, the future San Francisco 49ers head coach and the National Football League assistant coach of the year. Look for Taylor Gabriel and Julio Jones to both have huge nights and for Matt Ryan to walk away with the MVP award.

Ryan set an National Football League record by throwing a touchdown pass to 13 different receivers. His base salary was cut from $9 million to $1 million, which saved Brady almost $2 million in lost game checks when his four-game Deflategate suspension was upheld. The enduring quality and stability of the New England organization as a whole has enabled Brady's seven appearances now over a 16-year window, from 2001-2016.

Another thing these teams have in common is that neither hurts itself with turnovers: They tied for the fewest in the regular season, with 11. Instead of the Patriots' Bill Belichick or Falcons' Dan Quinn, it was Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett nabbing the top coach award. A Falcons win would represent only the second ever major sports championship for the city of Atlanta with the Atlanta Braves 1995 World Series standing as the only title. There's a little worry about center Alex Mack, but as long as the offensive line is intact, Ryan should have time to be Matt Ryan. "It was phenomenal. We got to see everybody".