The New Orleans Saints finished with an 11-5 record, good enough for the
final wild-card spot that concluded with a 23-15 playoff loss to the
Seattle Seahawks. Here is the Saints unofficial award ceremony.
Team MVP and Offensive MVP – Drew Brees
Brees carried the Saints on his back and had a bounce-back season after a
rough 2012 year. He threw 39 touchdowns and had just 12 interceptions while
finishing with 5.162 passing yards and completed 68.6% of his passes.
Brees also led the Saints on a clutch drive that lasted nearly five minutes
against the Philadelphia Eagles to set up Shayne Graham’s 27-yard field
goal to give the Saints their first road playoff win in team history.
Without a doubt, the team’s best player was also the team’s most valuable.
LVP – Garrett Hartley
The Saints offense was one of the best all season and the defense became
one of the best also, making this an easy decision.
Hartley was awful with the Saints, finishing with an accuracy rate of just
73.3%. He missed two out of three field goals against the St. Louis Rams in
week 15 that essentially ended their chances of an NFC South title and
He also had a missed field goal against the New York Jets in week nine, as
they lost that game by three points.
Hartley’s struggles let to his eventual release, and the signing of Graham
as the new kicker.