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Manning voted All-NFL by the PFWA for the seventh time

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) was named as the top quarterback in the All-NFL team and All-AFC team by the Pro Football Writers of America. Manning is shown throws a pass against the San Diego Chargers during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (USA TODAY Sports: Mark J. Rebilas)

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) was named as the top quarterback in the All-NFL team and All-AFC team by the Pro Football Writers of America. Manning is shown throws a pass against the San Diego Chargers during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (USA TODAY Sports: Mark J. Rebilas)

The Kansas City Chiefs placed a league-high three players - running back Jamaal Charles, safety Eric Berry and punt returner Dexter McCluster - on the 2013 All-NFL team, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Only five players from the PFWA’s 2012 All-NFL team were repeats: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and two players from the Seattle Seahawks, cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas. Johnson is a member of the PFWA’s All-NFL team for the third consecutive season, the longest current streak.

Manning was voted All-NFL by the PFWA for the seventh time in his career and Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas earned his fourth career All-NFL selection. A total of 17 players, including Minnesota Vikings rookie kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson, were first-time All-NFL honorees.

Nine clubs - the Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Seattle and Tampa Bay Buccaneers - each had two players on the All-NFL team. In all, 16 clubs are represented among the 27 players honored.

The PFWA also announced the All-AFC and All-NFC teams. The Chiefs led all AFC teams with seven All-AFC selections, while the Browns had five All-AFC honorees. The Seahawks led all NFC clubs with four All-NFC selections, while the Panthers, Eagles and San Francisco 49ers each had three All-NFC honorees.

2013 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM

Offense

QB - Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

RB - Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs; LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

WR - Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns ; Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

TE - Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints

C - Ryan Kalil, Carolina Panthers

G - Evan Mathis, Philadelphia Eagles; Louis Vasquez, Denver Broncos

T - Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns

Defense

DE - Robert Quinn, St. Louis Rams; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

DT - Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions

OLB - Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts

MLB - Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

CB - Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals

S - Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs; Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks

Special Teams

PK - Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

P - Johnny Hekker, St. Louis Rams

KR - Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings

PR - Dexter McCluster, Kansas City Chiefs

ST - Justin Bethel, Arizona

2013 PFWA ALL-AFC TEAM

Offense

QB - Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

RB - Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs; Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers

WR - Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers; Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns

TE - Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns

C - Alex Mack, Cleveland Browns

G - Logan Mankins, New England Patriots; Louis Vasquez, Denver Broncos

T - Branden Albert, Kansas City Chiefs; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns

Defense

DE - Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

DT - Jurrell Casey, Tennessee Titans; Dontari Poe, Kansas City Chiefs

OLB - Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts

MLB - Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals

CB - Brent Grimes, Miami Dolphins; Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns

S - Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs; Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers

Special Teams

PK - Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

P - Brandon Fields, Miami Dolphins

KR - Quintin Demps, Kansas City Chiefs

PR - Dexter McCluster, Kansas City Chiefs

ST - Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

2013 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM

Offense

QB - Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

RB - Matt Forte, Chicago Bears; LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

WR - Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions; Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

TE - Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints

C - Ryan Kalil, Carolina Panthers

G - Evan Mathis, Philadelphia Eagles; Josh Sitton, Green Bay Packers

T - Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles; Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers

Defense

DE - Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers; Robert Quinn, St. Louis Rams

DT - Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions

OLB - Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco 49ers; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

MLB - Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

CB - Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals; Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

S - Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks; Donte Whitner, San Francisco 49ers

Special Teams

PK - Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks

P - Johnny Hekker, St. Louis Rams

KR - Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings

PR - Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks

ST - Justin Bethel, Arizona Cardinals