Excerpt: "As part of our look back on the first half of the season, we’re breaking down every division and looking at the top performances from each position.
Here’s the NFC East, and links to the others:AFC East | AFC North | AFC South | AFC West
NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC West
Quarterback: Eli Manning (NYG) There was a time when people questioned Manning’s pedigree. Not anymore and he’s continued to impress us in 2012. Is there a more clutch quarterback? He’s had to be to fend off RG3.
Running Back: Alfred Morris (WAS)The rookie Redskin has been something of a revelation. His 717 yards are fourth-most in the league, putting some more illustrious backs in the division to shame.
Fullback: Henry Hynowski (NYG) Our top-ranked fullback and Mid-Season All-Pro starter. Step forward The Hynosorous.
Tight End: Jason Witten (DAL)To think some people (myself included) speculated that Witten was done. He’s getting better as the season goes on and he’s further removed from that nasty spleen injury.
Wide Receivers: Victor Cruz (NYG) and Miles Austin (DAL) Cruz isn’t grading out quite so well because of his two performances against the Cowboys, but he’s still a big-time danger every time the ball gets in his hands. Austin edges out some stiff competition for the second spot and currently owns the eighth-highest receiving grade of all wide receivers.
Tackles: Trent Williams (WAS) and Todd Herremans (PHI) While William Beatty may feel aggrieved, the lower penalty count and excellent pass protection of Williams sees him get the nod. At right tackle Herremans held off… well, nobody. The competition hasn’t even been close.
Guards: Evan Mathis (PHI) and Chris Chester (WAS) Mathis got paid but continues to perform at a level high enough to earn a start on our Mid-Season All-Pro team. Chester, on the other hand, has reacted to a poor 2011 with some fine play this year. See, players can turn it around.
Center: Will Montgomery (WAS) His name is rarely mentioned when you think of top centers, but when he’s been used at the spot he’s rarely disappointed. 2012 has been no different." Read more...