The NFL regular season for the 2022/23 season is now over and this weekend, the playoffs begin with Super Wildcard Weekend starting on Saturday.

Six matches will see the three teams from each conference win their way through to take their place in the Divisional Round next week along with the two top seeds from each conference, the Philadelphia Eagles (NFC) and Kansas City Chiefs (AFC).

We will be bringing you our preview and tips for those six games later this week, to give us a bit more chance to see the latest team news for each of the teams playing and whether key players, such as Miami Dolphins pair Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill, will play, or whether they will be ruled out.

Bet365 Sport will of course be bringing you full betting coverage of every Playoff game this season, as well as the Super Bowl and we will bring you their latest odds in that post on Friday.

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That does mean we now have opportunity to take a look back at the Regular Season and give out some of our awards for the season just past.

Who was the best head coach of the year? The best offense and defense? Who was the best QB of the year? Who was the most improved team and who makes it into our AFC and NFC teams of the year compared to those that got in through the Pro Bowl votes?

Let’s take a look and find out!

BRC NFL Awards Of The Year – 2022 (Regular Season)

Best Offense of the Year

  • 1st  – Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2nd – Kansas City Chiefs
  • 3rd – Buffalo Bills

Worst Offense of the Year

  • 1st  – Denver Broncos
  • 2nd – Carolina Panthers
  • 3rd – New York Jets

Best Defense of the Year

  • 1st  – San Francisco 49ers
  • 2nd – Philadelphia Eagles
  • 3rd – Dallas Cowboys

Worst Defense of the Year

  • 1st  – Houston Texans
  • 2nd – Chicago Bears
  • 3rd – Indianapolis Colts

Most Improved Team of the Year

  • 1st  – Detroit Lions
  • 2nd – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 3rd – New York Giants

Most Underperforming Team of the Year

  • 1st  – Denver Broncos
  • 2nd – Indianapolis Colts
  • 3rd – Tennessee Titans

Rookie of the Year – Offense

  • 1st  – Kenneth Walker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 2nd – Brock Purdy (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 3rd – Dameon Pierce (Houston Texans)

Rookie of the Year – Defense

  • 1st  – Sauce Gardner (New York Jets)
  • 2nd – Tariq Woolen (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 3rd – James Houston (Detroit Lions)

Head Coach of the Year

  • 1st  – Nick Sirianni (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 2nd – Dan Campbell (Detroit Lions)
  • 3rd – Doug Petersen (Jacksonville Jaguars)

MVP of the Year – Offense

  • 1st  – Justin Jefferson (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 2nd – Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 3rd – Christian McCaffrey (San Francisco 49ers)

MVP of the Year – Defense

  • 1st  – Nick Bosa (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 2nd – Haason Reddick (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 3rd – Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns)

Teams Of The Season – AFC & NFC

AFC

  • Head Coach – Andy Reid (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • Offensive Coordinator – Ken Dorsey (Buffalo Bills)
  • Defensive Coordinator – Jeff Ulbrich (New York Jets)

AFC – Offense

  • QB – Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • RB 1 – Josh Jacobs (Las Vegas Raiders)
  • RB 2/FB – Nick Chubb (Cleveland Browns)
  • TE – Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • WR 1 – Tyreek Hill (Miami Dolphins)
  • WR 2 – Stefon Diggs (Buffalo Bills)
  • LT – Terron Armstead (Miami Dolphins)
  • LG – Joe Thuney (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • C – Mitch Morse (Buffalo Bills)
  • RG – Joel Bitonio (Cleveland Browns)
  • RT – Orlando Brown Jr. (Kansas City Chiefs)

AFC – Defense

  • EDGE/DE – Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns)
  • DT – Chris Jones (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • DT/NT – Quinnen Williams (New York Jets)
  • EDGE/DE – Trey Hendrickson (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • OLB – Matthew Judon (New England Patriots)
  • ILB – Roquan Smith (Baltimore Ravens)
  • OLB – Khalil Mack (Los Angeles Chargers)
  • CB 1 – Marlon Humphrey (Baltimore Ravens)
  • CB 2 – Patrick Surtain II (Denver Broncos)
  • SS – Jordan Poyer (Buffalo Bills)
  • FS – Minkah Fitzpatrick (Pittsburgh Steelers)

AFC – Special Teams

  • K – Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • P – Ryan Stonehouse (Tennessee Titans)
  • PR – Devin Duvernay (Baltimore Ravens)

NFC

  • Head Coach – Nick Sirianni (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Offensive Coordinator – Shane Steichen (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Defensive Coordinator – Dan Quinn (Dallas Cowboys)

NFC – Offense

  • QB – Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • RB 1 – Saquon Barkley (New York Giants)
  • RB 2 /FB – Tony Pollard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • TE – George Kittle (San Francisco 49ers)
  • WR 1 – Justin Jefferson (Minnesota Vikings)
  • WR 2 –  AJ Brown (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • LT – Trent Williams (San Francisco 49ers)
  • LG –  Zack Martin (Dallas Cowboys)
  • C– Jason Kelce (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • RG – Landon Dickerson (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • RT – Tristan Wirfs (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

NFC – Defense

  • EDGE/DE – Nick Bosa (San Francisco 49ers)
  • DT – Jonathan Allen (Washington Commanders)
  • DT/NT – Dexter Lawrence (New York Giants)
  • EDGE/DE – Brian Burns (Carolina Panthers)
  • OLB – Micah Parsons (Dallas Cowboys)
  • ILB – Fred Warner (San Francisco 49ers)
  • OLB – Haason Reddick (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • CB 1 – Trevon Diggs (Dallas Cowboys)
  • CB 2 – Tariq Woolen (Seattle Seahawks)
  • SS – Talanoa Hufanga (San Francisco 49ers)
  • FS – Quandre Diggs (Seattle Seahawks)

NFC – Special Teams

  • K – Jason Myers (Seattle Seahawks)
  • P – Tress Way (Washington Commanders)
  • PR – KaVontae Turpin (Dallas Cowboys)

Most Improved Awards Of The Season (AFC & NFC)

Most Improved Offense

  • 1st  – Detroit Lions
  • 2nd – Minnesota Vikings
  • 3rd – Jacksonville Jaguars

Most Improved Defense

  • 1st  – New York Jets
  • 2nd – Detroit Lions
  • 3rd – New England Patriots

Most Improved/Impactful Head Coach

  • 1st  – Doug Petersen (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 2nd – Brian Daboll (New York Giants)
  • 3rd – Dan Campbell (Detroit Lions)

Most Improved QB

  • 1st  – Jared Goff (Detroit Lions)
  • 2nd – Daniel Jones (New York Giants)
  • 3rd – Geno Smith (Seattle Seahawks)

Most Improved RB

  • 1st  – Saquon Barkley (New York Giants)
  • 2nd – Travis Etienne (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 3rd – Rhamondre Stevenson (New England Patriots)

Most Improved WR

  • 1st  – Amon-Ra St,.Brown (Detroit Lions)
  • 2nd – DeeCee Lamb (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 3rd – D.J.Moore (Carolina Panthers)

Most Improved TE

  • 1st  – T.J.Hockenson (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 2nd – Evan Engram (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 3rd – Tyler Conklin (New York Jets)

Most Improved OL

  • 1st  – Lane Johnson (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 2nd – Chris Lindstrom (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 3rd – Creed Humphrey (Kansas City Chiefs)

Most Improved DL

  • 1st  – Dexter Lawrence (New York Giants)
  • 2nd – Joshua Sweat (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 3rd – Brandon Graham (Philadelphia Eagles)

Most Improved LB

  • 1st  – Haason Reddick (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 2nd – Quincy Williams (New York Jets)
  • 3rd – Roquan Smith (Baltimore Ravens)

Most Improved CB

  • 1st  – Sauce Gardner (New York Jets)
  • 2nd – Tariq Woolen (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 3rd – James Bradberry (Philadelphia Eagles)

Most Improved S

  • 1st  – Ryan Neal (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 2nd – Jalen Pitre (Houston Texans)
  • 3rd – Jordan Poyer (Buffalo Bills)

Most Improved Team

  • 1st  – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2nd – Detroit Lions
  • 3rd – New York Giants

Other Awards for the 2022 Season

Best Game of the NFL Regular Season

  • 1st  – Indianapolis Colts 36-39 Minnesota Vikings (Week 15)
  • 2nd – Pittsburgh Steelers 23-20 Cincinnati Bengals (Week 1)
  • 3rd – Seattle Seahawks 48-45 Detroit Lions (Week 4)

Biggest Shocks of the NFL Regular Season

  • 1st  – Kansas City Chiefs 17-20 Indianapolis Colts
  • 2nd – Buffalo Bills 17-20 New York Jets
  • 3rd – Philadelphia Eagles 21-32 Washington Commanders

Best Fans of the NFL Regular Season

  • 1st  – Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2nd – Dallas Cowboys
  • 3rd – Green Bay Packers

And Now Some Awards For The Plays We Didn’t Like This Season…

Worst Call of the Season

Winner – Roughing the Passer call on Tom Brady (tackle by Grady Jarrett)

Grady Jarrett’s perfect tackle on Tom Brady was textbook, yet Jerome Boger somehow saw it as roughing the passer. It wasn’t just the worst call of the season, it was the worst call I’ve ever seen in the NFL.

Worse still, it had a huge impact on the game and allowed the Buccaneers to go on to victory, when had it stood, the Falcons may well have won and qualified for the playoffs instead.

Stupidest Offensive Co-ordinator Call

Winner – Todd Downing (Titans) – TE Sweep call on 3rd and 1 against the Giants

With the most powerful running back in the backfield in Derrick Henry and the Titans needing a yard in midfield in the 4th quarter against the Giants, leading 20-13. A first down here would have likely sealed the game. Instead of handing off to Henry, Downing called a TE sweep, which was stuffed in the backfield. The Giants got the ball back, drove upfield, scored a TD and then went for two, landing it to snatch the win.