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Here are Peter King's picks for his NFL All-Decade team. Clearly, the focus will be on the quarteAlldecade2rback: Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. King sided with Manning ... and here's why:

The toughest call, King writes, was choosing Manning over Brady. Both deserve it. Brady gets the edge in Super Bowl titles 3-1. Manning gets the edge in MVPs 3-1 -- and he's in prime position to win a record fourth this year. Manning gets the edge in raw productivity, with 11,000 more passing yards and 87 more touchdowns. Brady played eight years, Manning 10. If I chose this team at the end of this season and the Patriots had won another title, I'd have to put Brady in this spot. But we're picking it now, and as we sit here, I believe Manning will go down in history as one of the top three quarterbacks, and I can't make a team of the decade, in Manning's prime years, without having him quarterback it. Manning is my Player of the Decade.

Who would you choose? What other players deserve All-Decade recognition? Read more of King's explanations here ... then give your thoughts below.

November 28, 2010  06:21 PM ET

His numbers may not compete with Strahan but Aaron Smith is one of the biggest reasons the Steelers were one of the best d's in the 2000's. The way he ate up blocks, and also better against the run. O yeah and two rings on his hand...

 
November 28, 2010  06:25 PM ET

His numbers may not compare with Strahan, but Aaron Smith was one of the main reasons why Pittsburgh had probably the best D of the 2000's. The way he ate up blocks for his LB's, and he was also impossible to run on.... o yeah and two rings on his hand

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