Final day of Pro Bowl voting for the fans on NFL.com

 

Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes (20) of the NFC, right, celebrates with Arizona Cardinals strong safety Adrian Wilson (24) of the NFC after Grimes made an interception during the second quarter. AP

Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes (20) of the NFC, right, celebrates with Arizona Cardinals strong safety Adrian Wilson (24) of the NFC after Grimes made an interception during the second quarter. AP

FLOWERY BRANCH – Balloting for the Pro Bowl will conclude today following the conclusion of Monday Night Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers, ESPN, 8:30 p.m. (ET). The teams will be announced at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 27 on a special NFL Total Access 2012 Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network.

Last season, seven Falcons — Quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Roddy White, running back Michael Turner, tight end Tony Gonzalez, fullback Ovie Mughelli, defensive end John Abraham and specialist  Eric Weems — were named to the NFC team. Right tackle Tyson Clabo and cornerback Brent Grimes went as alternates.

This season, there are no Falcons leading at their position in the fan voting.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, with 1,263,045 votes, leads all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2012 Pro Bowl. Fans can vote online and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to NFL.com/probowl.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (1,149,721 votes) leads all AFC players and ranks second overall, while Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (953,575 votes), New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (908,864 votes) and New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker  (896,198 votes) round out the top five on NFL.com.

 The 2012 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2012 and televised live on NBC at 7 p.m. from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 21-22.

 Listed below are the top 10 overall All-Star vote-getters and the players with the most votes at each position through December 13:

NFL ALL-STAR TOP-TEN VOTE-GETTERS

 Pos. Name, Team Votes

QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers 1,263,045

QB Tom Brady, Patriots 1,149,721

WR Calvin Johnson, Lions 953,575

QB Drew Brees, Saints 908,864

WR Wes Welker, Patriots 896,198

RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 811,640

WR Greg Jennings, Packers 762,313

RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles 753,143

TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots 747,829

QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers 745,835

AFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

Pos. Name, Team Votes Pos. Name, Team Votes

QB Tom Brady, Patriots 1,149,721

DE Andre Carter, Patriots 389,491

RB Arian Foster, Texans 706,796

DT Haloti Ngata, Ravens 482,528

FB Jacob Hester, Chargers 123,356

OLB Terrell Suggs, Ravens 425,385

WR Wes Welker, Patriots 896,198

ILB Ray Lewis, Ravens 353,811

TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots 747,829

CB Darrelle Revis, Jets 467,991

T Michael Oher, Ravens 257,622

SS Troy Polamalu, Steelers 191,550

G Logan Mankins, Patriots 272,702

FS Ed Reed, Ravens 167,342

C Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers 301,423

P Shane Lechler, Raiders 189,626

K Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders 203,613

ST Brendon Ayanbadejo, Ravens 87,079

KR Joe McKnight, Jets, 117,671

NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

Pos. Name, Team Votes Pos. Name, Team Votes

QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers 1,263,045

DE Jared Allen, Vikings 633,763

RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 811,640

DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions 451,377

FB John Kuhn, Packers 262,735

OLB DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys 465,399

WR Calvin Johnson, Lions 953,575

ILB Patrick Willis, 49ers 343,154

TE Jimmy Graham, Saints 583,731

CB Charles Woodson, Packers 612,332

T Chad Clifton, Packers 318,902

SS Roman Harper, Saints 119,151

G T.J. Lang, Packers 263,512

FS Morgan Burnett, Packers 191,736

C Scott Wells, Packers 352,295

P Andy Lee, 49ers 135,077

K Mason Crosby, Packers 156,511

ST Jarrett Bush, Packers 111,135

KR Devin Hester, Bears 227,822

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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18 comments Add your comment

PMC

December 19th, 2011
1:26 pm

I hope none of them play in the game this year. ;)

P. Bull Terrier

December 19th, 2011
1:34 pm

Just let the Packers play the Patriots, then the rest of the world doesn’t even have to bother thinking about it.

Khaos

December 19th, 2011
1:39 pm

DOL-thanks for sharing. Besides winning out, what are some of the scenarios that will put the Falcons into the playoffs?

SirReal

December 19th, 2011
1:55 pm

We havent clicked at all this year so its understandable. Turner may be over 1000 yards but lets be honest. He hasnt been the same as in the last couple years. Ryan hasnt played as well as Rodgers or Brees. Roddy had the drops early this season and cost some big moments. Gonzales has been consistent. The only three people on defense that should recieve any sort of consideration are Weatherspoon (Oh he’ll see his share if he doesnt make this one), Lofton, and Babineaux (underrated DT for YEARS).

Ben

December 19th, 2011
2:10 pm

Khaos, if the Bears lose another game, that’ll put the Falcons in the playoffs.

Ben

December 19th, 2011
2:11 pm

That would give the Bears 8 losses, and the Falcons could lose out and still get the 6th seed. We hold the tiebreaker over Seattle so they couldn’t get in over us. And there won’t be 2 teams to make it from the NFC East, only the winner of the NFC East will make it.

Ben

December 19th, 2011
2:12 pm

So we could have a playoff spot clinched by the time we step on the field Monday Night. At least the 6th seed. The Bears play Green Bay in Lambeau so they’ll lose that one. Falcons are about to clinch a spot in a few more days.

Joe Tess Fish House

December 19th, 2011
2:20 pm

I want 2 vote for Perrier Jerry! LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!

Michael M.

December 19th, 2011
2:45 pm

Falcons players don’t care a hoot about a pro bowl game they want a Superbowl game ! Coach Smitty said it all the other night.

Thrasher Fan

December 19th, 2011
2:48 pm

Morgan Burnett and Calvin Johnson will represent Georgia Tech well!

Now we just need some Falcons in there!

PMC

December 19th, 2011
3:14 pm

Who from the Patriots woudl be in the game besides Brady and Gronk?

The rest of that team is average as grits.

SirReal

December 19th, 2011
3:28 pm

@ thrasher fan. Morgan Burnett has come a LONG way. I gotta give it to him. He is one of the better players at his position this year. Calvin Johnson continues to play lights out. Unfortunately, I dont see us sending anyone this year. Clabo only made it last year b/c of Dahl. It wont matter though if we can go to the Big Dance. :)

Jamaaliver

December 19th, 2011
3:49 pm

@PMC

Sum of their parts are greater than the whole…

Sounds alot like our team.

History Revised

December 19th, 2011
3:59 pm

“Sum of their parts are greater than the whole…

Sounds alot like our team.”

Funny…I never heard that when the Turdy Bird had a a few guys that were in line to make the Pro Bowl…..

Mave2124

December 19th, 2011
5:01 pm

Guys who should make the Pro Bowl, but hopefully not play in it because of the SuperBowl – Offense – Turner, Gonzalez, Defense – Lofton, Weatherspoon…honestly, that is about it. Grimes has played well, but dropped the INTs that you to pad your numbers and make that trip.

jarvis

December 19th, 2011
5:02 pm

The worst of all of the All Star games….and that’s really saying something.

Unca' Bob

December 19th, 2011
8:07 pm

D-Led,

As much as this pains me, I think I would throw D Brees name into the hat. A stand-up man thats on a mission to surpass Morino’s yardage record that has stood since 1984. Nothing would please me more than to hate on him. But, alas, I can not. He is a credit to his community as well as an asset to New Orleans as a football team.

DR. FALCON

December 19th, 2011
11:57 pm

AARON RAODGERS AND DREW BREES ARE NO BRAINERS, BUT MATT RYAN IS MY THIRD PICK AS AN NFC QB! MATT “ICE” HAS A CHANCE TO BREAK BARTKOWSKI’S SINGLE SEASON PASSING AND TD RECORDS WITH 2 GAMES LEFT. BART, HAD 3,830YDS IN 1981, AND 31 TD’S, THAT SAME YEAR! MATT STAFFORD AND TONY ROMO HAVE BETTER NUMBERS, BUT, WE BEAT DETROIT IN DETROIT, AND WE HAVE A BETTER WON-LOSS RECORD THAN THE COWBOYS! SUPPORT OUR QB!!!!!!!