No one could really have predicted how the first half of the year would shake out from a standings point of view, and the way this season has developed is strange, even by parity-strong NFL standards.
The 2013 NFL season is halfway home. SB Nation’s NFL bloggers voted on awards before the season and now we do the same at the midseason. Read on for SB Nation’s NFL midseason awards as voted on by our NFL bloggers.
Naturally, it follows that at the half-way point of this peculiar season, a couple of lesser-known players have emerged as legitimate yet surprising Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the year contenders, Bills’ LB Kiko Alonso and Chiefs’ OLB Justin Houston.
SB Nation’s NFL bloggers voted Houston the defensive player of the first half, while giving Alonso the nod for the game’s top rookie, offense and defense.
Every voter agreed with this except one — Bolts from the Blue, our Chargers blog, selected Philip Rivers. While Rivers is having an insane year — on pace for over 4,000 yards, over 30 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and an insane 73.9 completion percentage — Manning is in another universe.
Manning’s current pace: 5,838 yards, 58 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions.
Think about that. It’s possible that Manning Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys hits 6,000 yards. 6,000!
No one is scoring at a rate that the Broncos are and that’s largely due to Manning’s brilliance. Add in the fact that Manning is among the most popular NFL players, and Cheap Giants Jerseys you have yourself a pretty easy selection for MVP.