The Cardinals, Chargers, Ravens and Eagles all advanced in the NFL playoffs.
Peyton Manning won his third MVP award, joining Brett Favre as the only two to accomplish that feat. His season ended in disappointing fashion with an overtime loss to the Chargers.
Utah's football team finished as the lone unbeaten in the FBS (13-0), upsetting Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Remember, the Tide was number one for several months this season.