"The strength of our defense is the defensive line. There were plenty of stud players to choose from. Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (8.5 sacks) has been terrific. His teammate, defensive tackle Paul Soliai, is a brick wall in the middle. Few teams have success running against Miami, and this duo is a big reason."

"The special teams were pretty easy picks. Miamiís Brandon Fields might be the most underrated punter in the league"

"and Miami rookie Olivier Vernon has been a terror on special teams. He has blocked two field goals and recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown. "

AFC East Midseason Team: Defense

Position Player Team
DE Cameron Wake Miami Dolphins
DE Chandler Jones New England Patriots
DT Paul Soliai Miami Dolphins
DT Vince Wilfork New England Patriots
LB Karlos Dansby Miami Dolphins
LB David Harris New York Jets
LB Jerod Mayo New England Patriots
SS LaRon Landry New York Jets
FS Jairus Byrd Buffalo Bills
CB Sean Smith Miami Dolphins
CB Antonio Cromartie New York Jets

AFC East Midseason Team: Offense

Position Player Team
LT Jake Long Miami Dolphins
LG Andy Levitre Buffalo Bills
C Mike Pouncey Miami Dolphins
RG Dan Connolly New England Patriots
RT Sebastian Vollmer New England Patriots
WR Wes Welker New England Patriots
WR Brian Hartline Miami Dolphins
QB Tom Brady New England Patriots
RB Stevan Ridley New England Patriots
RB C.J. Spiller Buffalo Bills
TE Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots

AFC East Midseason Team: Specialists

Position Player Team
P Brandon Fields Miami Dolphins
K Nick Folk New York Jets
ST Olivier Vernon Miami Dolphins
RET Leodis McKelvin Buffalo Bills