American Football - Winners of the NFL Player of the Year awards

The following were the winners at the National Football League Honors ceremony at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Saturday.

* Most Valuable Player: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

* Most Valuable Offensive Player: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

* Most Valuable Defensive Player: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

* Offensive Rookie of the Year: Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

* Defensive Rookie of the Year: Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

* Comeback Player of the Year: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

* Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians, Indianapolis Colts (Compiled by Steve Ginsburg; editing by Gene Cherry)