Before I watch the excellence in journalism of the Ford Lion's Report, I will relaunch You're Welcome with a vengeance. I want to give out my NFL Mid season Awards too, because I can.
MVP: Philip Rivers, San Diego
Comeback Player Of the Year: Michael Vick, Philadelphia
Offensive Rookie Of The Year: Sam Bradford, St Louis
Defensive Rookie Of The Year: Ndamukong Suh, Detroit
Coach Of The Year: Tom Coughlin, New York
1. New Orleans Hornets: They have a better record than the Mega Heat, and CP3 and company are looking very good right now. In a wide open Western Conference, the Hornets could find themselves winning a series or two in a reloading year. They need to keep this momentum up, or the Ultra Knicks could rise in the next few years.
2. Oakland Raiders: Watch out, but the Raiders are in first place in the AFC West. Sure, the Chargers are going to keep climbing the standings with Philip Rivers having a season Coryell and Fouts would cry over. But Oakland, purely by running the ball and getting a play here or there from their defense and specials teams, are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since Rich Gannon was QB. It is nice to see a terrible franchise turn it around like this, after a terrible slew of draft picks and a bust first overall pick. Hmmmmmmm.
3. Buffalo Bills: In a yearly ritual, the Bills got bailed out by the Lions to ensure nobody will touch the holy record of 0-16. Honestly, the Bills should have lost all 16, and I would bet money that they will lose 15 this season. The team is awful. They have a 3rd stringer playing QB, their first round pick has done nothing for them, their defense is a mess and their best player is a punter. That being said, they did whoop the Lions, who looked uninspired for the afternoon. Chan Gailey will be fired this year, and maybe they can talk Bill Cowher into cleaning up this once proud franchise. In the mean time, they can celebrate beating us like the Rams in 2009.