SI: Pats, Fins midterm stars; Jets win AFC

Sports Illustrated senior NFL writer Peter King has assembled his midseason All-Pro squad, and there are a slew of AFC East players on it.

Although he picked Peyton Manning as his quarterback, King selected New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as MVP and Bill Belichick as best coach.

The Miami Dolphins placed three players on King's roster, tying with the Baltimore Ravens for the league lead: wide receiver Davone Bess, left tackle Jake Long and outside linebacker Cameron Wake.

The Patriots had two players on King's team: nose tackle Vince Wilfork and kick returner Brandon Tate.

The New York Jets had just one: guard Brandon Moore.

Sports Illustrated senior writers Damon Hack and Jim Trotter combined to forecast how the second half of the season would unfold. They predicted the Patriots would win the AFC East, but the Jets would advance to the Super Bowl and lose to the Green Bay Packers.