Pete Prisco's NFL Midseason Awards
Pete Prisco makes his NFL Midseason award selections with Peyton Manning taking home some of the hardware.
MVP -- Peyton Manning , Denver Broncos -- He has almost 3,000 yards halfway through the season with 29 touchdown passes. Who else could it be?
Runners-up: Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees .
Offensive Player of the Year -- Peyton Manning, Broncos -- Look at those numbers.
Runners-up: Saints QB Drew Brees, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson and Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy .
Defensive Player of the Year -- Robert Mathis , Indianapolis Colts -- He leads the NFL in sacks and has done a heck of a job against the run.
Runners-up: Dallas Cowboys DT Jason Hatcher , New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson ,
Coach of the Year -- Andy Reid, Chiefs -- His team is 8-0 and in first place. What a job he has done.
Runners-up: Marvin Lewis, Bengals, Mike McCoy, San Diego Chargers .
Defensive Rookie of the Year -- Kiko Alonso , Buffalo Bills -- He has been a special player. He has a real nose for the football. Can play the run and pass. He has four interceptions.
Runners-up: San Francisco 49ers S Eric Reid , Jets DT Sheldon Richardson , Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper and Arizona Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu .
Offensive Rookie of the Year -- Eddie Lacy , Green Bay Packers -- He has really added another dimension to the Green Bay offense. They can run it.
Runners-up: Cowboys WR Terrence Williams, Washington Redskins RE Jordan Reed and Cardinals RB Andre Ellington .
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Most-improved player -- Robert Quinn , St. Louis Rams -- He has emerged as one of the league's best pass rushers.
Runners-up: Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffrey, Cowboys T Doug Free and Colts CB Vontae Davis .
Biggest surprise (player) -- Jordan Cameron , Cleveland Browns -- He has 49 catches and six touchdown receptions.
Runner-up: Broncos TE Julius Thomas
Biggest disappointment (player) -- Mike Wallace , Miami Dolphins --He has 30 catches and just one touchdown catch. That's not too much bang for the big buck he received.
Runners-up: New England Patriots QB Tom Brady .
Biggest surprise (team) -- Kansas City Chiefs -- They are 8-0. They've gone from drafting first to undefeated? Wow.
Biggest disappointment (team) -- Atlanta Falcons -- Yes, they've had a ton of injuries, but at 2-5 they might be done.
Runners-up: New York Giants , Pittsburgh Steelers .
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