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We're eight weeks into the 2013 NFL season, and we've had some time to think about things (especially Jim Corbett, who took the Falcons to win Super Bowl XLVIII back in August ... he'll explain himself later).

For the most part, we're sticking with our preseason Super Bowl picks. We've made some adjustments to our playoff prognostications and, frankly, most of USA TODAY's experts foresee things playing out in a similar manner. (Note: our choices were submitted prior to the Cincinnati Bengals' costly loss Thursday night.)

But you'll find a lot of adjustments to our individual awards, with most of us picking Peyton Manning to win his fifth MVP award and quite a revision to our rookie forecasts.

Without further ado, our midseason predictions and hardware (and read to the bottom as we share some thoughts):

Midseason Super Bowl PicksJarrett
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate
Davis
Lindsay H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
AFC
champion
Broncos
BroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncos
NFC
champion
49ers
SeahawksSeahawks
Seahawks49ersSeahawks
Super Bowl
XLVIII
champion
Broncos
BroncosSeahawksBroncosBroncosSeahawks
More midseason predictionsJarrett
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate
Davis
Lindsay H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
AFC East winner
PatriotsPatriotsPatriotsPatriotsPatriotsPatriots
AFC North winner
BengalsBengalsBengalsBengalsBengalsBengals
AFC South winner
ColtsColtsColtsColtsColtsColts
AFC West winnerBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncos
AFC wild card 1
ChiefsChiefsChiefsChiefsChiefsChiefs
AFC wild card 2
RavensRavensRavensRavensTitansDolphins
NFC East winner
CowboysCowboysCowboysCowboysCowboysCowboys
NFC North winner
LionsPackersPackersPackersPackersPackers
NFC South winner
SaintsSaintsSaintsSaintsSaintsSaints
NFC West winner49ersSeahawksSeahawksSeahawks49ers49ers
NFC wild card 1
Seahawks49ers49ers49ersSeahawksSeahawks
NFC wild card 2
PackersLionsPanthersBearsPanthersLions
Super Bowl MVPPeyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Russell
Wilson
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Russell
Wilson
NFL MVP
Aaron
Rodgers
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Offensive player of the yearDrew
Brees
Jamaal
Charles
Peyton
Manning
Aaron
Rodgers
Jamaal
Charles
Matthew
Stafford
Defensive player of the year
Robert
Mathis
Robert
Mathis
Robert
Mathis
Justin
Houston
Earl
Thomas
Robert
Mathis
Offensive rookie of the year
Geno
Smith
Geno
Smith
Eddie
Lacy
Giovani
Bernard
Eddie
Lacy
Eddie
Lacy
Defensive rookie of the year
Barkevious
Mingo
Kiko
Alonso
Kiko
Alonso
Kiko
Alonso
Alec
Ogletree
Kiko
Alonso
Coach of the yearAndy
Reid
Andy
Reid
Andy
Reid
Andy
Reid
Andy
Reid
Bill
Belichick
Comeback player of the year
Jameel
McClain
Sean
Lee
Darrelle
Revis
Darrelle
Revis
Knowshon
Moreno
Terrell
Suggs
Preseason Super Bowl PicksJarrett
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate
Davis
Lindsay H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
AFC
champion
Broncos
BroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncos
NFC
champion
49ers
Falcons
Seahawks
Seahawks49ersSeahawks
Super Bowl
XLVIII
champion
Broncos
FalconsSeahawksBroncos49ers
Seahawks
More preseason predictionsJarrett
Bell
Jim
Corbett
Nate
Davis
Lindsay H. Jones
Pete
O'Brien
Tom
Pelissero
AFC East winner
PatriotsPatriotsPatriotsPatriotsPatriotsPatriots
AFC North winner
RavensBengalsBengalsRavensRavensBengals
AFC South winner
ColtsTexansTexansTexansTexansColts
AFC West winnerBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncosBroncos
AFC wild card 1
TexansRavensSteelersBengalsDolphinsChiefs
AFC wild card 2
SteelersColtsChiefsChiefsChiefsTexans
NFC East winner
CowboysRedskinsGiantsGiantsCowboysCowboys
NFC North winner
LionsPackersPackersPackersPackersPackers
NFC South winner
FalconsFalconsFalconsFalconsBuccaneersFalcons
NFC West winner49ersSeahawksSeahawksSeahawks49ers49ers
NFC wild card 1
Saints49ers49ers49ersSeahawksSeahawks
NFC wild card 2
SeahawksSaintsSaintsRedskinsFalconsRams
Super Bowl MVPPeyton
Manning
Matt
Ryan
Russell
Wilson
Peyton
Manning
Colin
Kaepernick
Russell
Wilson
NFL MVP
Drew
Brees
Peyton
Manning
Aaron
Rodgers
Tom
Brady
Peyton
Manning
Peyton
Manning
Offensive player of the yearAdrian
Peterson
Drew
Brees
Calvin
Johnson
Aaron
Rodgers
Chris
Johnson
Tony
Romo
Defensive player of the year
Terrell
Suggs
J.J.
Watt
J.J.
Watt
J.J.
Watt
Aldon
Smith
Cameron
Wake
Offensive rookie of the year
Aaron
Dobson
Montee
Ball
Montee
Ball
Giovani
Bernard
Montee
Ball
Giovani
Bernard
Defensive rookie of the year
Jarvis
Jones
Jarvis
Jones
Jon
Bostic
Ziggy
Ansah
Alec
Ogletree
Desmond
Trufant
Coach of the yearJim
Harbaugh
Sean
Payton
Andy
Reid
Pete
Carroll
Jim
Harbaugh
Bill
Belichick
Comeback player of the year
Darrelle
Revis
Robert
Griffin III
Darrelle
Revis
Darrelle
Revis
Darrelle
Revis
Brian
Cushing
Complete NFL coverage

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Jarrett Bell

How could I count out Andy Reid? And Aaron Rodgers? Silly me. This is what happens when whiffing on expectations for the Falcons and Texans. Here's the do-over: The Bengals take the AFC North crown, while the Ravens put up a fight and get into the playoffs as a wild card along with ... the Chiefs, led by Reid, my revised pick for coach of the year. I'll stick with the Broncos winning the AFC West and the Super Bowl. And my NFC Super pick, the 49ers, still stands with a qualifier: If the Saints or Seahawks get home-field advantage for the NFC title game, it will be their ticket to the Meadowlands.

Other revisions: Geno Smith and Kiko Alonso as offensive and defensive rookies of the year, with Tyrann Mathieu, Eddie Lacy, Sheldon Richardson and Barkevious Mingo all in the mix. Darrelle Revis' comeback is overshadowed by the mess on the Buccaneers, but for a player not coming off an injury, Philip Rivers is a legit comeback player of the year. Meanwhile, Peyton Manning seemed destined a couple of weeks ago to be the MVP and offensive player of the year but now has competition from Rodgers, Drew Brees and, yes, Russell Wilson.

Jim Corbett

I'd love a mulligan on my Super Bowl winner and Super Bowl MVP. Should have gone with Peyton Manning and the high-flying Broncos. But back in the summer I debated between the Seahawks and Falcons as to who would emerge as the NFC champion and likely Super Bowl champ.

I should have taken the Seahawks based on that defense and the poise of Russell Wilson — I never saw that early season injury steamroller that flattened the Falcons, wiping them out at wide receiver and running back. At their core, the Falcons are a pass-first team that seemed to add that missing piece in versatile running back Steven Jackson. But Jackson, Julio Jones and Roddy White got whacked by injuries, and the Falcons have been in survival mode ever since.

Wish I had a do-over on those offensive and defensive rookie of the year picks — should have gone with Jets quarterback Geno Smith and Bills linebacker Kik0 Alonso.

Nate Davis

Anytime your preseason Super Bowl prediction holds up — Seahawks over Broncos in my case — you'll take it (right, Jim Corbett?). Looks like I was the only guy to nail Andy Reid as coach of the year, and Calvin Johnson just put new starch into my preseason offensive player of the year vote (but I'm still switching it). Aaron Rodgers will struggle to overtake Peyton Manning for MVP honors — you nailed that one, Jim — but I really blew my rookie of the year forecasts (Montee Ball and Jon Bostic). The Bills' Kiko Alonso looks like the runaway choice as top defensive rookie, though the offensive race remains wide open — I'll cast my lot with Eddie Lacy at this point.

Lindsay H. Jones

Consider this my lesson learned: 2012 doesn't mean squat when it comes to this year, at least when it comes to predicting division winners. I openly admit I gave the Ravens, Texans and Falcons too much credit for what they did last year and didn't account enough for the Bengals' and Colts' progress or Sean Payton's return in the Saints. And I certainly erred in thinking the NFC East could wind up with two playoff teams. Now it doesn't even look like the division deserves the one it will get. I also did not predict the type of numbers Peyton Manning would put up in the regular season. If I did, there is no way I wouldn't have listed him as either MVP or offensive player, though I think all three of those players would rather have a Super Bowl MVP trophy than any sort of regular-season honor.

Pete O'Brien

I got suckered into thinking Josh Freeman would raise his game entering his contract year and second season in Mike Sullivan's offense and that the Buccaneers would have a healthy Carl Nicks and a stifling defense. Oops. But hey, how about those Chiefs? And I still like my pick of Rams linebacker Alec Olgetree, who looks like he'll be a star for years, as defensive rookie of the year. On the offensive side, I had the wrong second-round running back. Montee Ball wasn't quite as pro-ready as first thought, while Eddie Lacy has given the Packers their biggest rushing threat in years.

While I'm tentatively buying into the Panthers' emergence, the schedule sets up too well for the Lions to be knocked out of the second wild-card slot in the NFC. But when it is all said and done, Peyton Manning will show Jim Irsay that he is indeed interested in winning a second ring. The Broncos will blow out the Colts in the AFC championship and, in slight twist, I now think Denver will squeak by the 49ers for the crown.

Tom Pelissero

I'm feeling pretty, pretty good about my Super Bowl and MVP picks (Peyton Manning for league MVP, Russell Wilson as Super Bowl MVP). But it looks like I'm going to miss on a few playoff spots. I thought the Texans would fall off — just not this hard. Same thing with the Falcons, and I should have found a spot in the playoffs for the Saints.

My big whiff appears to be the Rams, who have taken a step back and lost Sam Bradford. I'll take the Dolphins and Lions for the last two wild-card spots instead. Among the individual award winners, Cameron Wake hasn't been the factor I expected for the Dolphins defense so far, and comeback player of the year Brian Cushing obviously isn't happening. I'll replace them with Colts pass rusher Robert Mathis (league-leading 11½ sacks) and Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. Also, Packers running back Eddie Lacy gets the slight edge (over previous pick Giovani Bernard) and Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso gets the nod (not Desmond Trufant) for offensive and defensive rookie of the year honors.

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