Prior to a new NFL season kicking off, people are quick to throw out all sorts of predictions.
Whether it's due to preseason hype or expectations resulting from the previous year, experts and fans alike are quick to offer their foresight for the upcoming season.
Now, with the 2012 season at its halfway point, things are beginning to come into focus. There's a clear separation between the league's top-tier teams and the bottom-feeders, and the race for postseason awards is starting to condense to a handful of qualified candidates.
Let's take a stab at predicting the seven major postseason awards.