- Associated Press - Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Associated Press will hand out its NFL honors such as MVP, Coach of the Year and Comeback Player in a nationally televised show the night before the Super Bowl.

Here are some very unofficial, offbeat awards.

BEST GAME

Ravens 29, Vikings 26, Dec. 8.

A record-setting conclusion in which the teams combined for five touchdowns in the last 125 seconds. In the snow. With Baltimore scoring the winning TD with 4 seconds remaining. The first game in NFL history with six lead changes in the fourth quarter.

Runner-up: Denver’s scintillating 51-48 win at Dallas in Week 5 as the Broncos barely stayed unbeaten.

WORST GAME

Giants 23, Vikings 7, Oct. 21.

New York was 0-6 and Minnesota was 1-4. The Vikings had just signed QB Josh Freeman, cut by Tampa Bay in an ugly dismissal, and coach Leslie Frazier started him. He was clearly not ready, going 20 for 53 for 190 yards and an interception in a game that set back “Monday Night Football.”

Runner-up: Jacksonville’s 13-6 yawner at Houston that was duller than a Bill Belichick soliloquy.

BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR

Have to go with Megatron. Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson leaped in the end zone over three Cincinnati Bengals to make a 50-yard catch for a tying score. But Cincinnati won 27-24.

Runner-up: Rams rookie Tavon Austin’s 98-yard punt return against Indianapolis on which he retreated to his 2, eluded a tackler and then sped down the sideline.

WORST PLAY OF THE YEAR

Could have been the best play, except Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown couldn’t stay in-bounds.

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