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We are in week 10 of the NFL regular season and this is the best time to summarize and overreact. We love hyping teams and players just as much as we love dismissing them and neglecting their achievements.
This article will claim to do something else but let’s not kid ourselves, most of the predictions may turn out to be completely wrong. So if the season ended today, let’s see who would snag home some awards.
NFL midseason MVP
Before this weekend we were thinking of going with Tom Brady, Kyler Murray, or Josh Allen. We are now 100% certain that if the season ended today, the MVP would be Aaron Rodgers. Murray didn’t play due to injury and Colt McCoy still won the game on the road versus division rival 49ers.
Josh Allen was held to 6 points against…the other Josh Allen and the worst team in football – the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tom Brady had a bye week so he’s still pretty much in the race. Rodgers, on the other hand, also didn’t play but it became evident how inept Jordan Love is at this time of his career. The 13-7 loss to KC Chiefs would have been a win had Rodgers played under center.
DROY AND OROY of the NFL mid-season
It is pretty easy to designate the two best rookies on each side of the ball. Well, maybe not as easy because we also got a lineman in the discussion. Anyway, Micah Parsons has been a difference-maker for the Cowboys both at DE and LB. He already has 5 sacks and 10 QB hits together with 52 tackles. Parsons can obviously hold his ground at both positions.
Ja’Marr Chase has been the offensive rookie sensation so far with his 835 receiving yards over 9 games. This puts him on pace to finish with 1831 yards for the season – something that he will likely not accomplish. But still, the speedy receiver has 7 touchdowns so far and may very well finish the season with 15. All of these are record-setting numbers and will surely allow Chase to become offensive rookie of the year.
Mid-season NFL Coach of the year
This award has to go to Mike Vrabel. He lost his offensive coordinator to Atlanta and now doesn’t have Derrick Henry for at least the next 2 months. We will see how the Tennessee Titans will hold up but so far, they have been the best team in the AFC with a record of 7-2.
Disappointment of the NFL 2021/2022 mid-season
The Kansas City Chiefs are running away with this ‘’award’’. The team’s overall performance has been underwhelming, to put it mildly. The team is near the bottom in every defensive stat category and the offense stalls in almost every game. The match against the Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers is the proof. The Chiefs barely scored 13 points at home and were lucky to win.
Sleeper of the NFL season
Undoubtedly, that’s the New England patriots. They snuck to a 5-4 record but could have easily been 7-2 hadn’t they fumbled in the final drive of the first regular-season game and then missed a game-winning field goal against Tampa. Belichick is never in rebuilding mode.