From Bleacher Report. Check out the entire piece on this link.

Now that the first 12 weeks of this NFL season are history, it’s time to get down to brass tacks.

By the way, what exactly does that expression mean? Don’t worry, the answer is enclosed.

There are five weeks remaining in the regular season, and while players and teams are preoccupied with something like making the playoffs, we are here to make cases.

Per usual, we are breaking down the front-runners for the league’s seven individual awards (courtesy of the Associated Press each year) and who is in the running…or passing…or tackling.

You get the picture. So here are some thoughts on each honor and its perceived leader at the time. There are also some notes on four other possible candidates and we’ll throw out five other men who we feel are in the running.

But no running required here. Just sit back, have a happy Thanksgiving and feel free to offer your own thoughts.