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Los Angeles Chargers: Team awards at midway point of season

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Free safety Derwin James #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Free safety Derwin James #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Tyrell Williams #16 of the Los Angeles Chargers leaps over Micah Hyde #23 of the Buffalo Bills during the game at the StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Tyrell Williams #16 of the Los Angeles Chargers leaps over Micah Hyde #23 of the Buffalo Bills during the game at the StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Week 8 of the 2018 NFL season is here.

Though the Los Angeles Chargers will be spending the week enjoying a well deserved bye, we are still halfway through the regular season.

The Chargers have enjoyed much success and are currently riding a four-game winning streak. The only teams that have beaten them are the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams, teams that have one combined loss this season.

That has raised the level of optimism surrounding this team and many believe that this could finally be the year that it takes the next step.

For that to happen, the team may need to consider making a big move prior to the NFL’s trade deadline.

Through the first half of the season, we’ve seen the Chargers defeat the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders before putting together a terrific team victory over the Cleveland Browns. Then, they went to Wembley Stadium in London and survived against the Tennessee Titans.

All of that action has led us to be able to hand out some awards here. Philip Rivers and Melvin Gordon have paced the offense while the defense has hung tough despite not having its best player (Joey Bosa) for the entire year to this point.

Who is deserving of some hardware at this point in the season and will these particular awards remain in the hands of their recipients through the end of the season?

I’ve chosen the best rookie, best play, team MVP and much more. Read on for more.

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