Pats get mid-season nods

They’re always a great source of debate, all-star teams, and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King has his NFL Midseason report card in this week’s edition of the magazine, including an all-pro team and awards at the halfway point.

Four members of the Patriots are tabbed by King: Vince Wilfork (DE) and Brandon Tate (KR) are on the all-pro team, while Tom Brady is his Most Valuable Player and Bill Belichick his top coach.

The full list of honorees:

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All-Pro team
Offense
QB Peyton Manning, Colts
RB Arian Foster, Texans
WR Roddy White, Falcons
WR Brandon Lloyd, Broncos
WR Davone Bess, Dolphins
TE Antonio Gates, Chargers
T Jake Long, Dolphins
T Marshal Yanda, Ravens
C Alex Mack, Browns
G Brandon Moore, Jets
G Ryan Lilja, Chiefs

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Defense
DE Trent Cole, Eagles
DE Vince Wilfork, Patriots
DT Haloti Ngata, Ravens
DT Jason Jones, Titans
LB Clay Matthews III, Packers
LB Cameron Wake, Dolphins
LB Lawrence Timmons, Steelers
CB Brandon Flowers, Chiefs
CB Nnamdi Asomugha, Raiders
SS LaRon Landry, Redskins
FS Earl Thomas, Seahawks

Special teams
K Billy Cundiff, Ravens
P Shane Lechler, Raiders
KR Brandon Tate, Patriots
PR Devin Hester, Bears

Awards
MVP – Tom Brady, Patriots
Offensive player – Roddy White
Defensive player – Haloti Ngata
Offensive rookie – Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers
Defensive rookie – Ndamukong Suh, Lions
Coach – Bill Belichick, Patriots

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