Calvin Johnson named to PFW/PFWA All-NFL team

Posted by ttwentyman on January 10, 2013 – 5:18 pm

Pro Football Weekly, along with the Professional Football Writers of America have released their annual All-NFL team and surprise, surprise, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson made the cut.

It no surprise, really. Johnson broke Jerry Rice’s 17-year old record for most receiving yards in a season this year, finishing with 1,964. Johnson also led the NFL in receptions (122) and 100-yard games (11).

Below, you’ll find the entire team, which was voted on by PFWA members and Pro Football Weekly editors.

I agree with most of list, except maybe for the MVP award.

I think Peyton Manning deserves the MVP. The Broncos are legitimate Super Bowl contenders because of Manning. What Adrian Peterson did getting the Vikings to the playoffs was incredible, but Manning took the Broncos to a whole other level. They’ve become elite.

Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America 2012 All-NFL Team:


QB Peyton Manning / Broncos

RB Adrian Peterson / Vikings

RB Marshawn Lynch / Seahawks

WR Calvin Johnson / Lions

WR Brandon Marshall / Bears

TE Rob Gronkowski / Patriots

C John Sullivan / Vikings

OG Mike Iupati / 49ers

OG Marshal Yanda / Ravens

OT Duane Brown / Texans

OT Ryan Clady / Broncos


DE J.J. Watt / Texans

DE Cameron Wake / Dolphins

DT Geno Atkins / Bengals

DT Vince Wilfork / Patriots

OLB Von Miller / Broncos

OLB Aldon Smith / 49ers

MLB Patrick Willis / 49ers

CB Richard Sherman / Seahawks

CB Charles Tillman / Bears

S Earl Thomas / Seahawks

S Eric Weddle / Chargers


PK Blair Walsh / Vikings

P Andy Lee / 49ers

KR Jacoby Jones / Ravens

PR Leodis McKelvin / Bills

ST Matthew Slater / Patriots


MVP/Offensive MVP — Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

Defensive MVP— Texans DE J.J. Watt

Coach of the Year — Colts offensive coordinator/interim head coach Bruce Arians

Comeback Player of the Year — Adrian Peterson

Rookie of the Year/Offensive Rookie — Redskins QB Robert Griffin III

Defensive Rookie of the Year — Panthers LB Luke Kuechly

Most Improved Player — Cowboys WR Dez Bryant

Executive of the Year — Colts GM Ryan Grigson

Assistant Coach of the Year — Bruce Arians

Golden Toe (Best Placekicker or Punter)  — Vikings PK Blair Walsh

Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America 2012 All-Rookie Team:


QB Robert Griffin III / Redskins

RB Alfred Morris / Redskins

RB Doug Martin / Buccaneers

WR T.Y. Hilton / Colts

WR Justin Blackmon / Jaguars

TE Dwayne Allen / Colts


OG Kevin Zeitler / Bengals

OG Amini Silatolu / Panthers

OT Matt Kalil / Vikings

OT Mitchell Schwartz / Browns


DL Fletcher Cox / Eagles

DL Chandler Jones / Patriots

DL Bruce Irvin / Seahawks

DL Michael Brockers / Rams

LB Bobby Wagner / Seahawks

LB Luke Kuechly / Panthers

LB Lavonte David / Buccaneers

CB Casey Hayward / Packers

CB Janoris Jenkins / Rams

S Harrison Smith / Vikings

S Mark Barron / Buccaneers


PK Blair Walsh / Vikings

P Bryan Anger / Jaguars

KR David Wilson / Giants

PR T.Y. Hilton / Colts

ST Johnson Bademosi / Browns

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One Response to “Calvin Johnson named to PFW/PFWA All-NFL team”

  1. By Hogfish on Jan 11, 2013 | Reply

    It is good to see Calvin Johnson get his do. Calvin Johnson has been a top rated NFL receiver for the last three years and finally Clavin got his do.
    Comeback Player of the Year should have went to Peyton Manning.
    Manning’s injury was and still is career ending. Manning was discarded by his team for fear of not being able to recover. Peterson never faced that or was told his career was on the line.
    The best story of a come back for the year 2012 was Peyton Manning.

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