NFL

2014 Midseason NFL All-Pro Team

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The 2014 NFL season has reached its halfway mark, and some things have gone as expected, while others have not. Certain players have disappointed and other players have wildly exceeded expectations. With two months in the books and a little over two months left to play in the season, we have started to get an idea of which players will be All-Pro candidates at the end of the season. Here is a look at The Cheat Sheet’s version of the 2014 midseason NFL All-Pro team.

All statistics courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.

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Offense 

Quarterback:

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

  • 69% completion rate
  • 2,134 yards
  • 22 touchdowns
  • 3 interceptions
  • 119.0 quarterback rating
  • 8.5 yards per pass attempt
  • 305 passing yards per game

Running Backs:

DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

  • 1,054 rushing yards
  • 7 rushing touchdowns
  • 5.1 yards per carry
  • 131.8 rushing yards per game
  • 26 receptions
  • 239 receiving yards
  • 1,293 total yards from scrimmage

Arian Foster, Houston Texans

  • 766 rushing yards
  • 7 touchdowns
  • 5.2 yards per carry
  • 109.4 rushing yards per game
  • 24 receptions
  • 166 receiving yards
  • 2 receiving touchdowns
  • 932 total yards from scrimmage

Wide Receivers:

Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

  • 60 receptions
  • 852 yards
  • 7 touchdowns
  • 14.2 yards per reception
  • 106.5 yards per game

Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

  • 50 receptions
  • 737 yards
  • 6 touchdowns
  • 14.7 yards per reception
  • 92.1 yards per game

Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

  • 47 receptions
  • 767 yards
  • 6 touchdowns
  • 16.3 yards per reception
  • 109.6 yards per game

Tight End:

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

  • 40 receptions
  • 558 yards
  • 7 touchdowns
  • 14.0 yards per reception
  • 69.8 yards per game

Offensive Tackles:

  • Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys
  • Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
  • Branden Albert, Miami Dolphins

Offensive Guards:

  • Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns
  • Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens

Center:

  • Nick Mangold, New York Jets

  

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Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Defense

Defensive Ends:

J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

  • 32 tackles
  • 7.0 sacks
  • 10 tackles for loss
  • 1 interception
  • 1 forced fumble
  • 3 fumble recoveries
  • 2 defensive touchdowns
  • 7 passes deflected

DeMarcus Ware, Denver Broncos

  • 16 tackles
  • 7.0 sacks
  • 1 forced fumble

Defensive Tackles:

Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 19 tackles
  • 3.0 sacks
  • 2 passes deflected

Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills

  • 28 tackles
  • 7.0 sacks
  • 1 forced fumble
  • 1 pass deflect

Outside Linebackers:

Von Miller, Denver Broncos

  • 29 tackles
  • 9.0 sacks
  • 10 tackles for loss
  • 1 pass deflect

DeAndre Levy, Detroit Lions

  • 75 tackles
  • 0.5 sack
  • 1 interception
  • 9 tackles for loss
  • 3 passes deflected

Inside Linebackers:

Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

  • 89 tackles
  • 1 sack
  • 4 tackles for loss
  • 1 pass deflect
  • 1 forced fumble

C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens

  • 76 tackles
  • 3 tackles for loss
  • 6 passes deflected
  • 2 interceptions
  • 1 forced fumble
  • 1 fumble recovery

Cornerbacks:

Vontae Davis, Indianapolis Colts

  • 21 tackles
  • 2 interceptions
  • 12 passes deflected
  • 1 forced fumble

Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos

  • 28 tackles
  • 2 interceptions
  • 1 defensive touchdown
  • 10 passes deflected

Safeties:

 Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers

  • 58 tackles
  • 1 interception
  • 6 passes deflected
  • 1 forced fumble

Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

  • 38 tackles
  • 1 sack
  • 3 interceptions
  • 1 defensive touchdown
  • 1 forced fumble
  • 6 passes deflected
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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Special Teams

 Kicker:

 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona Cardinals

  • 16/16 on field goals
  • Long of 51 yards
  • 14/14 on extra points
  • 66.7% touchbacks on kickoffs

Punter:

 Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts

  • 47.9 yard gross averages
  • 44.9 yard net average
  • 13 punts inside the 20 yard line
  • 43.3% of punts downed inside the 20 yard line
  • 77.4% touchbacks on kickoffs

Kick Returner:

 Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins

  • 31.3 yards per kickoff return
  • Long return of 74 yards

Punt Returner:

Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles

  • 15.6 yards per punt return
  • Long return of 82 yards
  • 1 punt return touchdown