Pete Prisco's NFL Midseason Awards

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.

Runner-up: Chargers.

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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Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. When he's not watching game tape, you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an... Full Bio

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