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Richie Incognito

NFL: Top Performers At Halfway Point

The Associated Press will announce its 2015 NFL award winners the night before the Super Bowl. With the schedule halfway done, here's a look at the top performers so far.

ASSISTANT COACH: Among the dozen or so noteworthy candidates, two stand out: Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. Both are veterans at their craft, former head coaches who do their best work with one unit.

"The job Wade Phillips has done is very impressive," says Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report. "Jackson, though, has done the most difficult thing a coach can do — help transform a quarterback. In the process, his offense has become...