NFL Awards Watch: Week 13

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Tyrann Mathieu is quickly rising in the race for Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Tyrann Mathieu is quickly rising in the race for Defensive Rookie of the Year.

3. Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers (3): Rivera lurks here, waiting to pounce. If the Panthers overtake the Saints and win the South, he can leapfrog both Kelly and Reid. Ten wins and a playoff berth, regardless of the division, would be enough to make him a legitimate contender.