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February 3, 2013

Peterson double winner of AP NFL awards

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NEW ORLEANS —

Wearing a burgundy and gold tie in honor of his Redskins, Griffin said his goal is to be ready for the season opener.

“It’s truly a blessing to be up there — to be able to stand, first and foremost,” said Griffin, who underwent knee surgery last month. He added that next season “you’ll see a better Robert Griffin.”

Arians moved up from offensive coordinator and helped Indianapolis make the playoffs at 10-6, making him an easy winner in the balloting.

“It’s hard to put into words the feelings of this past year,” he said. “This was kind of the cherry on the top, whipped cream and everything else you put on top.”

Watt swatted the competition as Denver’s Von Miller got the only other vote in the most lopsided balloting of all the awards.

“It sets the bar for me,” Watt said. He led the NFL with 20 1-2 sacks and also blocked an astounding 16 passes. “I want to go out and do even better. I want to do even bigger things.”

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Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP—NFL

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