Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ranks in the top five overall in the Pro Bowl voting while LB Clay Matthews and CB Charles Woodson both lead their respective positions in the NFC in an early update of the Pro Bowl voting released by the league on Tuesday.
Rodgers, with 343,177 votes, ranks No. 2 among NFC quarterbacks behind Philadelphia’s Michael Vick at 405,292. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning (496,658) is the overall vote leader, while Vick is second and Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson (400,921) is third, followed by New England QB Tom Brady (368,469) and Rodgers.
Meanwhile, Matthews leads all NFC outside linebackers with 183,894 votes, and Woodson leads all NFC cornerbacks with 153,713.
Pro Bowl voting will continue online by going to www.packers.com/fan-zone/pro-bowl-ballot.html through Monday, Dec. 20. For the first time, fans may vote on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/packers and clicking on the “Pro Bowl” tab.
The teams will be announced at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Dec. 28, on a special NFL Total Access 2011 Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network.
The 2011 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 30, and televised live on FOX at 6 p.m. CT at 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 towards determining the 43-man rosters that represent the AFC and NFC in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Dec. 22-23.
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