Tom Brady gaining MVP momentum

With the NFL season getting past its halfway point this week, the analysts at CBS Sports shared their midterm award winners.

The AFC East is well represented, with three of their four experts backing up Sports Illustrated's declaration that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had an MVP first half.

Phil Simms

MVP: Tom Brady

Offensive player: Tom Brady

Defensive player: Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson

Head coach: Steve Spagnuolo

Rookie: Sam Bradford and Ndamukong Suh

Team: Patriots and Giants

Dan Dierdorf

MVP: Peyton Manning and Tom Brady

Offensive player: Peyton Manning

Defensive player: James Harrison

Head coach: Bill Belichick

Rookie: Sam Bradford and Ndamukong Suh

Team: No choice, but says Patriots, Ravens, Steelers and Jets are best four teams in the NFL.

Solomon Wilcots

MVP: Aaron Rodgers

Offensive player: Philip Rivers

Defensive player: Clay Matthews

Head coach: Todd Haley

Rookie: Sam Bradford

Team: Patriots

Steve Tasker

MVP: Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers

Head coach: Todd Haley

Rookie: Ndamukong Suh

Team: Steelers