Mr. Birkhead recently tallied up the votes for the Turf Show Times 2012 MVP, giving the award to Sam Bradford. Mistakenly, I'm afraid.

No, the MVP (Most Valuable Property) of the Rams this year was Not Getting Injured (casually referred to as NG-Three for absolutely no sensible reason).

In this graphically sexy post over at Deadspin (a site you likely don't know of because they don't write anything that people read ever), you can see the Rams were incredibly fortunate in respect to injuries this season. They posted the third-lowest reported injuries per week and fifth-lowest rate of players who didn't play on average. Any time you make the top five, or bottom five in the case of unfavorable metrics, that's really, really good.

Easy visual comparison that tells you how fortunate the Rams were -- check out Pro Football Reference's injury chart for the Rams this year. Now look at the one for the Packers. Lady Luck liked us this season.