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First Half Awards In New Orleans

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Under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, the Saints defense has performed surprisingly well so far in 2013. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images.
Under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, the Saints defense has performed surprisingly well so far in 2013. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images.

It is the midseason point in the NFL and the New Orleans Saints are 6-2, holding a one game lead in the NFC South over the Carolina Panthers. Plus, the Saints have a good shot for home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Compared to this point last season, Saints fans are smiling from ear to ear. As a result, we decided it would be a good time to hand out a couple of midseason awards to some of the players who have performed well and recognize some who have been a disappointment so far.