Budding stars, reliable vets make up midseason defensive team
Midway through the 2007 season, who are the league's best players on defense? Len Pasquarelli shares his selections.
My midseason defensive All-Pro team is nearly split between the AFC and NFC. Two members of the undefeated Patriots made our elite 11: cornerback Asante Samuel and outside linebacker Mike Vrabel. For my offensive All-Pro team, click here.
Jared Allen, Kansas City Chiefs
Reasoning: Despite missing the first two games of the season because of a league-imposed suspension, the four-year veteran has 29 tackles, 8½ sacks, two forced fumbles ...
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We've reached the midway point of the 2007 NFL season. Time for a review of the first half ... and a sneak peek at the second half.
Looking Back• ALL-PROS: Len Pasquarelli selects his top players on offense and defense, as well as top special teams performers. Offense/ST | Defense
• TEAM GRADES: Who passed? Who failed? Scouts Inc. analyzes every team's first half and hands out the grades. AFC | NFC
• Jeffri Chadiha picks out the surprises and disappointments on each team and also predicts each team's season record. Story
• Scouts Inc.'s Jeremy Green hands out his midseason awards. Audio
• ESPN experts pick the midseason award winners. Story
Looking Ahead• Which games will be most intriguing in the second half? John Clayton picks out his top ones. Story
• Who'll make the playoffs? Gary Horton makes his predictions ... all the way up to the Super Bowl winner. Story
SportsNation• Vote: First-half player awards
• Vote: Make your league predictions
• Vote: Who's an unwatchable pretender?
FantasyESPN.com's fantasy football experts tackled the midseason last week prior to Week 9. Here's what they wrote:
• Ken Daube: Midseason top 100 players
• Redrafting at the halfway point