2011 NFL Pro Bowl Balloting Update

Posted: November 23, 2010 in News
Philip Rivers

On pace for a season filled with personal bests, Philip Rivers is among the top ten vote getters for the 2011 Pro Bowl (NFL.com).

An update was released yesterday with the leading Pro Bowl vote getters for the entire NFL as well as for each position per his respective conference. There should be no shock as names like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson, Drew Brees, and so on appear on the overall top ten list. While the voting is still early, there are certainly tight races for specific positions and the number of position players that will represent his conference at Ahola Stadium in Honolulu, HI for the 2011 NFL Pro Bowl (Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 7 pm ET).

The voting totals are composed of three different inputs: fans, players, and coaches. Each roster will consist of 43 players. Just like last year, the Pro Bowl is now being played on the week in between the NFC and AFC Championship games and Super Bowl Sunday. This week is reserved for the two title teams as a bye week, but the NFL feels it would make more sense to feature its version of an All Star Game. Pro Bowl rosters that feature teams playing in the Super Bowl will still be honored as selections but will be prohibited from playing. This makes sense for the general NFL fan as there are numerous roster changes up to a week before the Pro Bowl. This helps eliminate the discussion about snubs and deserving players left off the rosters.

Make sure to submit your Pro Bowl selections by visiting the official NFL Pro Bowl homepage and filling out a Pro Bowl ballot. Vote early and vote often. Polling ends Monday, December 20.

Here are the vote getters for each conference as of November 22. The charts are from the NFL.com story which can be found by clicking here.

AFC’s leading vote-getters by position
Offense
 
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
 
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
Peyton Manning
Colts
496,658
 
DE
Dwight Freeney
Colts
200,281
RB
Chris Johnson
Titans
266,835
 
DT
Haloti Ngata
Ravens
129,460
FB
Le’Ron McClain
Ravens
125,535
 
OLB
James Harrison
Steelers
146,564
WR
Andre Johnson
Texans
217,424
 
ILB
Ray Lewis
Ravens
165,118
TE
Antonio Gates
Chargers
252,219
 
CB
Nnamdi Asomugha
Raiders
134,516
OT
Michael Oher
Ravens
112,565
 
SS
Troy Polamalu
Steelers
206,622
G
Eric Steinbach
Browns
101,519
 
FS
Ed Reed
Ravens
128,920
C
Jeff Saturday
Colts
148,495
 
P
Shane Lechler
Raiders
77,405
K
Sebastian Janikowski
Raiders
75,703
 
ST
Keyaron Fox
Steelers
52,682
KR
Joshua Cribbs
Browns
98,812
 

 

NFC’s leading vote-getters by position
Offense
 
Defense
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
 
Pos.
Player
Team
Votes
QB
Michael Vick
Eagles
405,292
 
DE
Julius Peppers
Bears
151,232
RB
Adrian Peterson
Vikings
400,921
 
DT
Ndamukong Suh
Lions
150,595
FB
Heath Evans
Saints
96,320
 
OLB
Clay Matthews
Packers
183,894
WR
Roddy White
Falcons
216,313
 
ILB
Patrick Willis
49ers
112,436
TE
Tony Gonzalez
Falcons
178,129
 
CB
Charles Woodson
Packers
153,713
OT
David Diehl
Giants
73,110
 
SS
LaRon Landry
Redskins
112,333
G
Steve Hutchinson
Vikings
89,699
 
FS
Antrel Rolle
Giants
86,009
C
Shaun O’Hara
Giants
101,995
 
P
Chris Kluwe
Vikings
48,591
K
David Akers
Eagles
89,420
 
ST
Heath Farwell
Vikings
80,993
KR
Devin Hester
Bears
105,204
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