Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/30/12
Welcome to the NFL awards for the halfway point of the NFL season. This week, we honor the best & worst of the first half of the NFL season, as only we can.Let's get to it...The "first half MVP" award goes to Matt RyanMatt Ryan is not flashy. He's not what most people think of when they think of "elite quarterbacks."But guess what? He is, at least as far as being the most valuable asset to his team's success this year. And as anyone who follows football knows, the MVP does stand for "most valuable player."But even though this is the first of what is sure to be quite a bounty for the Falcons (no, New Orleans Saints defense, not in THAT way), the overwhelming feeling amongst both us here at the NFL awards and the general football-watching public is that everything he's done means nothing until he proves it in the playoffs. Such is life when you're the habitually-underachieving quarterback of a habitually-underachieving team.The "team of the first half" award goes to the Atlanta Fa...
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