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The Associated Press All-Pro team

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson celebrates after he runs for a  seven-yard touchdown Reuters

[Editor’s note:  Inexplicably, the Associated Press will make us wait three more weeks to find out the various 2012 season award winners.  To bide the time, the AP has named its All-Pro team.  The full team appears below.]

QB:  Peyton Manning, Broncos.

RB:  Adrian Peterson, Vikings (unanimous), Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks.

FB:  Vonta Leach, Ravens.

TE:  Tony Gonzalez, Falcons.

WR:  Calvin Johnson, Lions; Brandon Marshall, Bears.

OT:  Duane Brown, Texans; Ryan Clady, Broncos.

OG:  Jahri Evans, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers.

C:  Max Unger, Seahawks.

DE:  J.J. Watt, Texans (unanimous), Cameron Wake, Dolphins.

DT:  Geno Atkins, Bengals; Vince Wilfork, Patriots.

OLB:  Von Miller, Broncos; Aldon Smith, 49ers.

ILB:  Patrick Willis, 49ers; NaVorro Bowman, 49ers.

CB:  Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Charles Tillman, Bears.

S:  Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Dashon Goldson, 49ers.

P:  Andy Lee, 49ers.

K:  Blair Walsh, Vikings.

KR:  Jacoby Jones, Ravens.

SECOND TEAM

QB:  Aaron Rodgers, Packers.

RB:  Alfred Morris, Redskins; Jamaal Charles, Chiefs.

FB:  Jerome Felton, Vikings.

TE:  Jason Witten, Cowboys.

WR:  A.J. Green, Bengals; Andre Johnson, Texans.

OT:  Joe Thomas, Browns; Joe Staley, 49ers.

OG:  Marshal Yanda, Ravens; Logan Mankins, Patriots.

C:  Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers.

DE:  Justin Smith, 49ers; Julius Peppers, Bears.

DT:  Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Haloti Ngata, Ravens.

OLB:  Chad Greenway, Vikings; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Clay Matthews, Packers; and DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys.

ILB:  Daryl Washington, Cardinals; London Fletcher, Redskins.

CB:  Champ Bailey, Broncos; Tim Jennings, Bears.

S:  Eric Weddle, Chargers; Jairus Byrd, Bills.

P:  Thomas Morstead, Saints.

K:  Phil Dawson, Browns.

KR:  David Wilson, Giants.

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74 Responses to “The Associated Press All-Pro team”
  1. bears5683 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:29 AM

    Congratulations to Brandon Marshall and Charles Tillman.

  2. vjbarrios says: Jan 12, 2013 10:30 AM

    Did they really need to have an all-pro FB?

  3. moerawn says: Jan 12, 2013 10:30 AM

    No Ray Ray? Surely there’s been a mistake. You’ll hear from ESPN immediately.

  4. garyman1 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:32 AM

    Wow, the Lions, Saints, and Dolphins have more All-Pro’s than the Packers and Patriots.

  5. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 12, 2013 10:33 AM

    That’s cute. Everyone knows the best QB is Aaron Rodgers.

  6. jimmywalker78 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:34 AM

    Andy Lee over Thomas Morstead is an absolute joke!

  7. pensacolavolfan says: Jan 12, 2013 10:36 AM

    Jason Witten not being the TE is a joke, He just had the best season of any TE in NFL history and you give the All Pro nod to a has been who happens to be retiring.

  8. yelix says: Jan 12, 2013 10:36 AM

    Good to see Jamaal Charles get recognized, both here and in the Pro Bowl. I figured the 2-14 record would bury his otherwise fantastic season.

    Heck, in any other year (without Manning/Peterson), he’d be a lock for Comeback Player of the Year.

  9. yooperman says: Jan 12, 2013 10:37 AM

    11 players from 49ers and Seahawks?

  10. bigmike7914 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:38 AM

    Swap Marshawn Lynch and Alfred Morris, and I agree totally with the list.

  11. dennisatunity says: Jan 12, 2013 10:38 AM

    1 from the Atlanta Falcons and 5 from the Seattle Seahawks. Go Seattle for tomorrow’s game.

    None for the Packers and 6 for the 49ers. That’s a lot of power from the NFC West.

  12. dirtybirdkert says: Jan 12, 2013 10:40 AM

    Andre Johnson over both Roddy White and Julio Jones? Who are these clowns and what are they doing on Sundays? Not watching football is the most obvious answer.

  13. beastmode5150 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:40 AM

    Yooperman, unless you have been under a Rock, the Niners and Hawks are two of the best 6 teams in the NFL.

  14. bigwinintx says: Jan 12, 2013 10:41 AM

    Where the hell is Arian Foster’s name?

  15. phreakin says: Jan 12, 2013 10:42 AM

    Good to see D Wash getting some love even on second team. The guy is arguably the best pick the Cardinals have made in the last 10-15 years aside from Fitz. Guy is already a stud LB and as a good head on his shoulders. Hoping the Cards keep him for a long time

  16. leafeaterx says: Jan 12, 2013 10:46 AM

    At least this list is a bit more sound than the Pro-Bowl roster… For starters, no Jeff Saturday (C), and the inclusion of Richard Sherman (CB). It’s not perfect of course…

  17. hehateme2 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:47 AM

    The Dolphins punter is better. So is their center.

  18. aaronitout says: Jan 12, 2013 10:55 AM

    dennisatunity says:
    Jan 12, 2013 10:38 AM
    1 from the Atlanta Falcons and 5 from the Seattle Seahawks. Go Seattle for tomorrow’s game.

    None for the Packers and 6 for the 49ers. That’s a lot of power from the NFC West

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    Well when you are consistently picking at the top of the round for the better part of a decade you should (hopefully) begin to see some returns.

  19. leroysbutler says: Jan 12, 2013 10:55 AM

    I agree that Peyton Manning is a feel good story but he is not the best QB in the NFL this year.

    Looks like another chip on the shoulder of Aaron Rodgers. Packers over the Broncos in the Super Bowl!

  20. jason49er says: Jan 12, 2013 10:57 AM

    I guess injuries aren’t taken into account, Gronk was clearly the most dominant TE again before he broke his forearm.

  21. adcoop22 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:57 AM

    I am surprised that Dumerville isn’t on the list, at least for the second team.

  22. yourmomcalled says: Jan 12, 2013 10:58 AM

    Richard “Ringworm” Sherman. You may hate him but you can’t deny his skills.

  23. jaygarey77 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:58 AM

    James jones had a better season then green and Johnson and he’s Gb’s 3 rd rec

  24. mungman69 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:00 AM

    Earl Thomas is a beast.

  25. YTNC says: Jan 12, 2013 11:00 AM

    Hard to argue with most of these but Luke Kuechly got robbed of ILB spot.

    He lead the league in tackles, took a Panthers defense from 25th to 14th and didn’t even start at MLB until week 5!

    Had he started there all season he would have likely broken Willis’ rookie tackle record and the NFL tackle record.

  26. dirtysouthironmen says: Jan 12, 2013 11:04 AM

    No Tebow? I call shenanigans…LOL

  27. autumnwind999 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:04 AM

    I realize it’s only kickers, but for Seabass not to even get a 2nd team nod shows that these voters are not that knowledgeable.

  28. stevincinci says: Jan 12, 2013 11:04 AM

    Every linebacker from the 49′ers is either on 1st or 2nd team. Impressive. Ahmad Brooks was a Bengal originally until he slapped his girlfriend and got arrested for domestic abuse. Wish he wouldn’t have done that, he’d still be here.

  29. wnstonchill says: Jan 12, 2013 11:06 AM

    No LANCE BRIGGS ????? You have to be high! This guy was the reason the Bears defense was able to flourish! A washed up Brian Urlacher, an average Nick Roach and a decent defensive line, not great. Lance Briggs isn’t even my favorite person, infact, I really can’t stand him, personally, however, he deserves to be recognized for his efforts and contribution to that Bears defense that even allowed that average team to put up 10 wins this season!

  30. mrlaloosh says: Jan 12, 2013 11:07 AM

    Where’s Tony Romo?

  31. mrconnors says: Jan 12, 2013 11:13 AM

    Logan Mankins on the second team? Not that this should come as a shock, but they obviously haven’t watched him play.

  32. bucfan4lyfe says: Jan 12, 2013 11:15 AM

    Sooooo no mention of Ed Reed on the AP All Pro Team huh? And that’s only the most obvious snub. Peppers & Suh made it off name recognition alone because neither had great years. This list has some MAJOR holes in it.

  33. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:16 AM

    “Jason Witten not being the TE is a joke, He just had the best season of any TE in NFL history”

    Jason Witten 2012

    110 catches
    1039 yards
    9.4 yard/catch average
    36 yards longest catch
    3 TDs

    Rob Gronkowski 2011

    90 catches
    1327 yards
    14.7 yards/catch average
    52 yards longest catch
    17 TDs (most ever by a TE)

    Not even close Gronkowski was far superior last year. Yeah, Witten had 20 more catches this year but less yards and 14 ! less TDs.

    So no, Witten didn’t have the “greatest season of an TE in NFL history” this year.

  34. unrulyondamic says: Jan 12, 2013 11:18 AM

    Heyy diddle-diddle Ray Rice up the… Uhhh , well, nvm. Apparently he’s not leet enough?

  35. whiteshoesjohnson says: Jan 12, 2013 11:20 AM

    Does anyone think Slot Receiver should be a position awarded an All-Pro ? Similar to the distinction between OLB and ILB? Or TE and WR?

  36. alstottwastheman says: Jan 12, 2013 11:20 AM

    I like Alfred Morris, but I think Doug Martin should have been in there instead. Morris had 100 more yards rushing and 1 more overall td, but Martin had 42 more catches for 400 more yards. Fairly even but Martin’s ability to catch the ball puts him over the top. Not being on the same team as RG3 def hurts in the subjective award categories though.

  37. packerbackernj says: Jan 12, 2013 11:23 AM

    Most members of the AP know what peyton manning tastes like.

  38. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:24 AM

    6 rings is all that matters.

  39. northbynw27 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:25 AM

    I know the rest of you can’t find Seattle on the map, but it’s nice that these voters can.

  40. hutch119 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:31 AM

    Mankins and Maurkice belong nowhere near this team.

    Looks like the AP votes for OL like the fans do. Solely based off a name they recognize.

  41. jscruisen says: Jan 12, 2013 11:33 AM

    Peyton over Rodgers, No Way! Sympathy Vote at work!

  42. johnnycash19 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:41 AM

    How many players can you say they were a 2 time 2nd team all pro player in the same year?

    I find that amusing.

  43. thefiesty1 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:41 AM

    Peyton over Rodgers in the SB will prove who is 1 and who is 2.

  44. golynxgo says: Jan 12, 2013 11:43 AM

    No first team all Pros guess that means MCCarthy is by far the Best coach

  45. ak18346 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:50 AM

    What A JOKE this is you left out the leading tackler in the NFL. Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kickley was the best at his position and you pass him by and put 4 SF 49′rs LB on the team. As I said before what a JOKE this is!

  46. seahawkfan4evr says: Jan 12, 2013 11:51 AM

    dennisatunity says:
    Jan 12, 2013 10:38 AM
    1 from the Atlanta Falcons and 5 from the Seattle Seahawks. Go Seattle for tomorrow’s game.

    None for the Packers and 6 for the 49ers. That’s a lot of power from the NFC West

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    Well when you are consistently picking at the top of the round for the better part of a decade you should (hopefully) begin to see some returns.

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    That’s very true I wonder why the falcons don’t have more players on this list hmm.

  47. bamayer1117 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:51 AM

    aaronitout says: Jan 12, 2013 10:55 AM

    dennisatunity says:
    Jan 12, 2013 10:38 AM
    1 from the Atlanta Falcons and 5 from the Seattle Seahawks. Go Seattle for tomorrow’s game.

    None for the Packers and 6 for the 49ers. That’s a lot of power from the NFC West

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    Well when you are consistently picking at the top of the round for the better part of a decade you should (hopefully) begin to see some returns.

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    Seahawks didn’t draft Beast Mode. Sherman was a fifth rounder. Unger was a seconder rounder. And the only first round (14th overall pick) Seahawk on this list is Earl Thomas. Hmmm those aren’t exactly top of the first round selections are they . . . Seahawks are just great at finding talent anywhere and everywhere. But you can pretend otherwise if you prefer.

    Also, Atlanta spent the better half of that decade near “the top of the round”, as you put it, as well. Didn’t they get Matty Ice number 3 overall?

  48. bhester1906 says: Jan 12, 2013 11:53 AM

    From a 6th round pick out of FAU to an All-Pro RB. Congrats to Alfred Morris

  49. S.Nevada says: Jan 12, 2013 11:56 AM

    Any chance this means Morris could be OROY?

  50. salmondaddy42 says: Jan 12, 2013 12:01 PM

    how does Richard Sherman make All-Pro but not Pro-Bowl?

  51. phloorioisanarcissist says: Jan 12, 2013 12:04 PM

    Look Green Bay fans. I know you love Aaron Rodgers (use to love Brett Favre too). He is a good QB. Top 5 no doubt. But nearly every (non GB) fan, coach, g.m., OC would pick Tom Brady or Peyton manning over Rodgers to lead their franchise in a single year. Outside of Green Bay Wisconsin that is. So while Rodgers deserves to be on the list, he’s not in the top 2 QB spots. I am no Drew Bree’s fan but its hard to argue Rodgers over Bree’s or vice-versa.

  52. northshorejag says: Jan 12, 2013 12:06 PM

    Pouncey, Really

    I don’t who the center for the Vikes is, but his name should be there

  53. ripster65 says: Jan 12, 2013 12:13 PM

    Is benroethlisberger7 related to logicalvoice?

  54. leroysbutler says: Jan 12, 2013 12:14 PM

    More TDs, less interceptions, higher QB rating. Yeah Manning over Rodgers. What a joke.

  55. phloorioisanarcissist says: Jan 12, 2013 12:17 PM

    Not trying to hate on GB, but I don’t see them in the SB. Not with that defense and a serious lack of a running game. I know Peterson is a different cat, but any defense that allows a guy to rush for over 500 yards in a single year on them is not SB worthy. Not to mention that makeshift offensive line and an undrafted runningback promoted off the practice squad who couldn’t cut it with the Jags or Steelers. Sorry, no dice.

  56. tonyc920 says: Jan 12, 2013 12:18 PM

    All this POST SEASON AWARDS is really just a popularity contest for the most part. I could care less the Packers have no first team picks, and only 2 as second team. For gods sakes, the BEARS have 2 first team picks but WHERE ARE THEY ? Sittin’ at home. I’d rather be playing post season than gloat about awards.

  57. eventhorizon04 says: Jan 12, 2013 12:26 PM

    “garyman1 says: Jan 12, 2013 10:32 AM

    Wow, the Lions, Saints, and Dolphins have more All-Pro’s than the Packers and Patriots.”

    Patriots had 2 All-Pros (Wilfork and Mankins), the *same* as the Lions (Suh and Megatron) and Saints (Evans and Moorestead), and more than the Dolphins (Wake)……not fewer.

  58. jason49er says: Jan 12, 2013 12:50 PM

    how does Richard Sherman make All-Pro but not Pro-Bowl?
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    Because unlike the Fans, Players, and Coaches who vote on the Pro Bowl, the associated press doesn’t care if he’s using Adderall as a masking agent.

  59. dkrause71 says: Jan 12, 2013 12:51 PM

    Look Green Bay fans. I know you love Aaron Rodgers (use to love Brett Favre too). He is a good QB. Top 5 no doubt. But nearly every (non GB) fan, coach, g.m., OC would pick Tom Brady or Peyton manning over Rodgers to lead their franchise in a single year. Outside of Green Bay Wisconsin that is. So while Rodgers deserves to be on the list, he’s not in the top 2 QB spots. I am no Drew Bree’s fan but its hard to argue Rodgers over Bree’s or vice-versa.
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    Actually its easy to argue Rodgers over Brees. Rodgers is more accurate 67.2 to 63%, with a higher yards per attempt while not playing in a dome. Plus he can run. I really do not even see the argument for Brees in the talk.

    Brady and Manning are a different beast. What i think separates Rodgers from those two is his ability to run. He doesn’t run just a little better than those two, he runs worlds better than those two.

    Rodgers also has had his top 1-3 RBs out. All of his WRs have missed time but Jones (you know the guy who couldn’t get a contract in UFA but from GB) and his top 3 TEs have missed time. While leading the league in passer rating.

    The real question is why Rodgers isn’t in the talk with Brady and Manning to you other than spite.

  60. rukkus1 says: Jan 12, 2013 1:00 PM

    Nfc west is the nfl best

  61. nou04 says: Jan 12, 2013 1:33 PM

    How about Dez Bryant? 90+ catches, 1,300+ yards & 12 TDs. Better #s than Andre Johnson

  62. skiss68 says: Jan 12, 2013 1:37 PM

    I think no Doug Martin sticks out at me.

  63. stanman47 says: Jan 12, 2013 1:56 PM

    The best TE is Heath Miller, hands down. Watch any one Steelers game, and any one of Dallas and Falcons games. Miller is more ferocious blocker, faster runner and has equal hands to any other TE. And he will drag defenders for extra yardage that are in the rear-view-mirror for Witten and Gonzalez.

  64. datmilehighswagistoodamnhigh says: Jan 12, 2013 2:09 PM

    Sure im being a Homer but AJ Green over Demaryius Thomas!? whens the last time Green took over a game!? really? and 3 49ers lbs? Brooks and Greenway over Wesley Woodyard who led the 2nd ranked defense in thw league in tackles along with 5 sacks and 3 ints not to mention his work in coverage? Woodyard is one of the most underated players in the league, no love! and why does justin smith get 2 spots? hes a 3-4 de who was also injures for a stretch thia committee has a 9er boner

  65. procheese says: Jan 12, 2013 2:13 PM

    49ers well represented on here, huh? A-rod snubbed from the first team??!

  66. eightandeightlions says: Jan 12, 2013 2:29 PM

    What, no B.J. Raji or Jeff Saturday? The city of Green Bay is confused. When did being a decent football player start factor ing into the voting for post season awards?

    At least Suh made it in, they can’t all of a sudden start letting people who deserve to be in win the award or it will be expected.

  67. allen227 says: Jan 12, 2013 2:30 PM

    The Niners racked up.

  68. pencepost says: Jan 12, 2013 2:47 PM

    Lance Briggs had possibly the best season of this career – in which he’s been an all-pro three times. However I have a hard time arguing against the linebackers chosen ahead of him. There are a lot of good linebackers in the league right now.

  69. draculalambert says: Jan 12, 2013 3:25 PM

    All Pro Head Coach: Chuck Strong

    Honorable mention: Mike Tomlin

  70. 9ereddie says: Jan 12, 2013 3:43 PM

    Only 3 Seahawks, great, I can hear all those Seahawk fans screaming now how unfair the voting process is.

  71. bigwayne75 says: Jan 12, 2013 7:27 PM

    logicalvoicesays told me that all the spots on the All-Pro team will be filled with Redskins players next season.

  72. Ponder This says: Jan 12, 2013 9:17 PM

    Congratulations, Packers! You managed to get two players on the second team. This is a team going in the right direction.

  73. hankhillspropanetank says: Jan 13, 2013 8:59 AM

    Gronk not getting 1st team is a sham, even though he missed 4 games he was on pace to have the same season he did last year and was head and shoulders above any other TE before his injury as a receiver and run blocker. I’d put Jimmy Graham above TG and Witten by a mile also but at the end of the day Gronk is still a mile past Graham.

    And whoever said Witten had the greatest season ever for a TE must have Alzheimer’s if they can’t remember Gronk and Jimmy Graham’s 2011, it’s one thing to have a lot of catches its another to have a lot of touchdowns. Just my 2 cents

  74. pizzon says: Jan 13, 2013 8:49 PM

    Jason Witten over Heath Miller what a bunch of crackheads!

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