NFL betting odds saw the Green Bay Packers put together a great 2009 regular season and one of the main reasons was Charles Woodson who won the Associated Press 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award on Tuesday.
The season ended for Green Bay with a loss to Arizona in NFL lines but it was still an exciting year in NFL betting odds for the Packers and for Woodson.
NFL betting odds had Woodson tied for the league lead with nine interceptions. Three of those interceptions were returned for touchdowns this NFL lines year. The Green Bay defense was great until an NFL betting odds collapse against the Cardinals. The Packers were second in the league in overall defense as NFL betting odds statistics had it, while they were first in interceptions, takeaways and turnover margin. Woodson was the runaway winner of the Defensive Player of the Year as he got 28 of the 50 votes. Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets finished second as NFL lines stats show with 14 votes. NFL betting odds indicate that others receiving votes were Denver’s Elvis Dumervil, New Orleans’ Darren Sharper and Minnesota’s Jared Allen.
It is only the second time in Green Bay history that one of their players won the award. “It’s a great honor," Woodson said, "I felt like I put a lot into the game, mentally and physically — your body’s always beat up — and it’s great to be recognized." The only other Green Bay player to win the award was Reggie White who won in 1998. NFL betting odds had Woodson becoming the first cornerback to win the award since Deion Sanders won it in 1994.
NFL betting odds had the Packers losing 51-45 in the playoffs to Arizona in a rare instance where their defense did not play well. Woodson is determined to come back focused and ready next year. "I’m just going to keep taking shots until I get back to the Super Bowl — and win it," Woodson said.
NFL betting odds had Green Bay making the switch this season to a 3-4 defense under coordinator Dom Capers. Woodson was the key player that kept everything together for Green Bay. The Packers finished the regular season at 11-5 as NFL betting odds stats showed. They allowed just 15.6 points per game until the NFL lines playoffs. Woodson had 63 unassisted tackles as NFL betting odds numbers showed plus he had 18 assists on tackles, 21 passes defensed, forced four fumbles, one fumble recovery, and he had two sacks.