Detroit Lions 2013 Midseason Awards

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Sep 8, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) listens to head coach Jim Schwartz during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

For the Detroit Lions, the bye week came at the midpoint of the season. For the SLR staff, it presented a great opportunity to give away some midseason awards.

Each staff writer got three votes in each category, but were not required to use every vote. A first place vote got three points, second place two, and third place one. Votes were tallied in each of the following categories:

Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Rookie of the Year
Most Improved Player
Biggest Surprise
Biggest Disappointment
Game of the Year