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NFL MIDSEASON AWARDS


Through Week 8...

ALL Pro TEAM

QB: Tom Brady, NE - With more than 2400 yards, a 20-1 TD to INT ratio and an undefeated team, Brady is playing at an extremely high level

RB - Devonta Freeman, ATL - Leads the league with 10 total TDs and more than 700 yards

WR - DeAndre Hopkins, HOU - 870 yards and 6 TDs while catching passes from journeymen QBs

WR - Julio Jones, ATL - Best WR in the game today with nearly 900 yards and 6 TDs

WR - Odell Beckham, NYG - Leads the league with 7 TDs and has posted more than 650 yards

TE - Rob Gronkowski, NE - The best TE of the decade leads the league with 7 TDS and almost 650 yards

OT - Tyron Smith, DAL - Best player on the league's best line

OG - Marshall Yanda, BAL - Best OG in the game today

C - Ryan Kalil, CAR - Leads the Panthers #1 ranked rush offense

OG - Gabe Jackson, OAK - Developing into one of the top OGs in the league

OT - Andrew Whitworth, CIN - Has helped Cincy to a 7-0 record while maintaining the NFL's longest streak without allowing a sack

DE - JJ Watt, HOU - Leads the NFL with 8.5 sacks

DT - Muhammed Wilkerson, NYJ - 5 sacks and 31 tackles help Wilkerson edge out the Ravens Brandon Williams

DL - Aaron Donald, STL - 28 tackles and 4.5 sacks so far from the 2nd year stud

DL - Fletcher Cox, PHI - 5 sacks and 24 tackles allow the Eagle to beat Bears DE Pernell McPhee

LB - Jamie Collins, NE - Playmaker has 51 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles

LB - Thomas Davis, CAR - 59 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 INTs and 1 FF helps Davis earn this spot ahead of teammate Luke Keuchly

LB - Justin Houston, KC - Pass rusher is following up his league leading 2014 performance with 5.5 sacks so far in 2015

CB - Josh Norman, CAR - Breakout star is having a monster season with 16 passes defenses, 4 INTs and 2 TDs

CB - Aqib Talib, DEN - 10 passes defensed, 3 INTs and 2 INT returns for TD prove this shutdown CB leads the NFL's top pass D

FS - Tyrann Mathieu, ARI - Do it all FS has posted 46 tackles, 9 PD, 2 INTs, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 1 TD

SS - Reshad Jones, MIA - The underrated safety has 67 tackles and 2 INTs

P - Sam Koch, BAL - Steady Sam is 2nd in net punting average and has placed 11 punts inside the 20

K - Justin Tucker - Mr. Clutch himself has made more FGs than any other K in the league and his celebration dances have elevated K swag to previously unimaginable levels

KR - Tyler Lockett, SEA - Rookie has returned both a kickoff and punt for TDs

OTHER AWARDS:

Head Coach - Bill Belichick, NE - The best coach of his generation has replaced veteran stalwarts Darrelle Revis and Vince Wilfork with unproven players but their defense ranks at #12 in the league. NE's offensive line is full of rookies and injured players, yet their offense is ranked #5 in the league. Belichick continues to find unheralded players such as RB Dion Lewis that develop into stars and routinely out coaches the opposition every week with the consistent ability to take away the other teams best offensive threat and create unpredictable attacking gameplans for his offense every week.

Coordinator - Wade Phillips, DEN - Denver's defense currently ranks #1 in total D, #1 in pass D, #4 in run D, #1 in sacks and #2 in total takeaways. Phillips has overcome injuries and suspensions to create a scheme that put his personnel in the best position to succeed. All 3-4 teams should try to emulate this aggressive scheme and find similar personnel.

Comeback Player - Eric Berry, KC - The former top 5 pick has returned to the field after overcoming lymphoma. His recent strong play is just a bonus considering the life threatening nature of lymphoma.

Most Improved - Cam Newton, CAR - The developing QB has carried an offense without elite weapons to a 7-0 record while accumulating over 1800 total yards and 15 total TDs. Newton's decision making and accuracy is much improved from a season ago when the Panthers finished the regular season with a losing record.

Rookie - Todd Gurley, STL - After recovering from a torn ACL, Gurley has only played in 5 games, but his 141 rushing yards per game average and the rarity of a true franchise running back in today's NFL allow him to edge out impressive rookie WRs Amari Cooper and Stefon Diggs.

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