Rodgers, Matthews on AP second team

Rodgers, Matthews on AP second team

Published Jan. 12, 2013 11:04 a.m. ET

The Green Bay Packers earned a pair of second-team selections on the NFL's AP All-Pro squads released Saturday, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews were honored by media members.

Rodgers helped guide Green Bay to an 11-5 regular-season record and another NFC North division title thanks to virtually pinpoint passing. The reigning NFL MVP passed for 4,295 yards and 39 touchdowns while throwing only eight interceptions. Rodgers also completed 67.2 percent of his passes and had a sterling 108 QB rating.

Matthews, Green Bay's fourth-year defensive star, produced 13 sacks during the regular season despite being limited to just 12 games played due to injuries. He also had two passes defensed and one forced fumble.

The AP All-Pro teams are selected annually by a national panel of 50 media members. The full teams are listed below.



Quarterback--Peyton Manning, Denver

Running Backs--Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle

Fullback--Vonta Leach, Baltimore

Tight End--Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

Wide Receivers--Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Brandon Marshall, Chicago

Tackles--Duane Brown, Houston; Ryan Clady, Denver

Guards--Mike Iupati, San Francisco; Jahri Evans, New Orleans

Center--Max Unger, Seattle

Placekicker--Blair Walsh, Minnesota

Kick Returner--Jacoby Jones, Baltimore


Ends--J.J. Watt, Houston; Cameron Wake, Miami

Tackles--Geno Atkins, Cincinnati; Vince Wilfork, New England

Outside Linebackers--Von Miller, Denver; Aldon Smith, San Francisco

Inside Linebacker--Patrick Willis, San Francisco; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco

Cornerbacks--Richard Sherman, Seattle; Charles Tillman, Chicago

Safeties--Earl Thomas, Seattle; Dashon Goldson, San Francisco

Punter--Andy Lee, San Francisco



Quarterback--Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

Running Backs--Alfred Morris Washington; Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

Fullback--Jerome Felton, Minnesota

Tight End--Jason Witten, Dallas

Wide Receivers--A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Andre Johnson, Houston

Tackles--Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Joe Staley, San Francisco

Guards--Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; Logan Mankins, New England

Center--Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Placekicker--Phil Dawson, Cleveland

Kick Returner--David Wilson, New York Giants


Ends--Justin Smith, San Francisco; Julius Peppers, Chicago

Tackles--Justin Smith, San Francisco; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit, and Haloti Ngata, Baltimore

Outside Linebackers--Chad Greenway, Minnesota; Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco, Clay Matthews, Green Bay, and DeMarcus Ware, Dallas

Inside Linebackers--Daryl Washington, Arizona; London Fletcher, Washington

Cornerbacks--Champ Bailey, Denver; Tim Jennings, Chicago

Safeties--Eric Weddle, San Diego; Jairus Byrd, Buffalo

Punter--Thomas Morstead, New Orleans