All-Pro rosters announced: Adrian Peterson, JJ Watt unanimous selections
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The NFL All-Pros have been announced. Where did they screw up?

1/12/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

The NFL All-Pro list has been released, and there are all the usual suspects on there.

Dec 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) rushes against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY SportsAdrian Peterson and JJ Watt were unanimous selections, and deservedly so. Blair Walsh, the kicker from the Vikings, was the only rookie selected.

Here's the full list:

Offense:
QB: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
RB: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
RB: Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
FB: Vontae Leach, Baltimore Ravens
WR: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
WR: Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
TE: Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons
OT: Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos
OG: Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints
C: Max Unger, Seattle Seahawks
OG: Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers
OT: Duane Brown, Houston Texans
K: Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings
P: Andy Lee, San Francisco 49ers
KR: Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens

Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates against the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC wild card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Bengals 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY SportsDefense:
DE: JJ Watt, Houston Texans
DT: Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots
DT: Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals
DE: Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins
OLB: Von Miller, Denver Broncos
ILB: Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
ILB: NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers
OLB: Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers
CB: Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears
CB: Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
S: Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
S: Dashon Goldson, San Francisco 49ers


The 49ers led the way with 6 All-Pro selections.

The NFC had 17 players selected, compared to only 10 AFC players.

Overall, I don't have any issues with the list. All Pro lists are always a lot more accurate than Pro Bowl rosters, and a far greater honor.

Do you have any issues? Think anyone was snubbed? Let us know in the comments section below.
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1/12/13   |   Jess   |   34840 respect

I like it. And I'm fine with Peyton being there for whatever reason he's there, whether it be sympathy votes or numbers alone. I'm happy to see Sherman there, and think that this puts the Pro Bowl snub into perspective.

1/12/13   |   alexisloya

Payton Manning was not as impressive as Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady. If it wasn't for his neck injury he wouldn't have been selected. Not to mention the Broncos had the 25th strongest schedule in the NFL this year. Just saying. Lastly, as a Bears fan I would've liked to see Major Wright in the All-Pro list. His stats were better than Earl Thomas and Dashon Goldson and had a fantastic season, yet he didn't even make the Pro Bowl.

1/12/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61904 respect

I think Peyton has been great so he deserves to be there.... he DID make a great comeback. All-Pro material. I think the whole list is pretty good.

1/12/13   |   JenX63   |   32763 respect

Pat wrote:
I think a case could be made for him being elected solely for his numbers. The only QB I'd say has a case over him this year is Aaron Rodgers, based on the numbers alone.

I agree, which makes me wonder if he got some sympathy votes.

1/12/13   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Was Peyton chosen for playing ability or his come back from the neck injury?  I would like to see the voting roster numbers. 

I think a case could be made for him being elected solely for his numbers. The only QB I'd say has a case over him this year is Aaron Rodgers, based on the numbers alone.

1/12/13   |   JenX63   |   32763 respect

Was Peyton chosen for playing ability or his come back from the neck injury?  I would like to see the voting roster numbers.