Back in early September, SI.com's NFL writers and editors made their preseason Super Bowl picks, but looking back on it now, many of us completely missed the target. So, after eight weeks of play in a very unpredictable NFL season (who thought the Bengals and the Panthers would be among the still-undefeated teams at this point?), we're evaluating what we've learned so far this season and updating our picks.
And to take a deeper look at how the season’s second half may unfold, SI.com’s Don Banks, Greg Bedard, Chris Burke and Doug Farrar discuss players who are leading the awards races, under-the-radar teams that could reach the playoffs, Coach of the Year candidates and more below.
And, as promised, a discussion between Banks, Bedard, Burke and Farrar (moderated by Melissa Jacobs) about MVP candidates, teams that could sneak into the playoffs, Coach of the Year candidates and more.