Best NFL photos of the year
With 2015 in the books, it's time to take a look at the highlights and lowlights of this calendar year in the NFL.
The New England Patriots grabbed headlines both on and off the field all year long, but a number of storylines have grown prominent over recent months -- like Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers' undefeated stretch this season.
Below, we take the time to remember the highest -- and lowest -- points from the NFL in 2015.
Best Moment: Malcom Butler's super interception
Plenty of focus has rightfully been focused on the Seahawks' bizarre decision not to run the ball with Marshawn Lynch at the goal line in the closing minutes of the Super Bowl. But without Malcom Butler's incredible interception through traffic, New England may not win that game.
Biggest Surprise: Carolina's undefeated stretch
There's a chance -- a slim chance -- that you predicted the Carolina Panthers to clinch a playoff berth at some point this year. But to think they'd be undefeated with two games left to play in the regular season, and that the entire NFC playoffs would have to go through Bank of America stadium? Nonsense.
Biggest Choke: Roger Goodell
This was far from the commish's worst blunder of 2015, but was certainly the easiest to avoid. Mispronouncing the Heisman winner's name on the most important day of his life isn't great, Rog.
Biggest Flop: Philadelphia Eagles
The team that was supposed to revolutionize the game itself is instead a laughing stock, and the man in charge may soon be out of a job. Tough luck for the 6-8 Eagles.
Funniest Quote: Ryan Fitzpatrick
Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is told that Rex Ryan said he's not handsome. Laughs, says, "That's alright. I got 5 kids, so something's working."
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 10, 2015
Evidently, the formerly heavily bearded -- but now just moderately bearded -- Jets quarterback is right.
Best Vine: Kirk Cousins
YOU. LIKE. THAT.
Best Tweet: Jason Pierre-Paul
I can't think of the last time my index finger got me a sack 😉
— Jason Pierre-Paul (@UDWJPP) September 17, 2015
Based on how well he's played with his gigantic oven mitt/club on his mangled hand, the man has a point.
Best 'Color Rush' Uni: St. Louis Rams
A twist on one of the best throwback uniforms in football.
Least Valuable Player: Colin Kaepernick
Whenever you get replaces by Blaine Gabbert -- and he outproduces you at your position by a noticeable margin -- it's been a bad season. And for it, Colin Kaepernick's tenure as a San Francisco 49er is likely over.
Most Valuable Player: Cam Newton
TALK TO THEM CAM, IF THAT DONT WORK, DAB. pic.twitter.com/Mc0860Crhh
— ANOTHER ONE. (@CoryTownes) November 15, 2015
Sitting on top of the standings at 14-0, and celebrating every step of the way, Cam Newton is the NFL's king of 2015.