The Green Bay Packers are the league’s only undefeated team, and NFL fans apparently believe most of its players deserve a free trip to Hawaii.
The Packers have dominated Pro Bowl voting so far, with 10 players ranked No. 1 at their respective positions in the NFC and 20 players ranked in the top five in overall votes.
Aaron Rodgers, the league’s top-rated quarterback, leads all NFL players with 589,801 fan votes.
The only Bears player to lead his position is Devin Hester, as a kickoff returner, while seven other teammates are ranked in the top five in total votes at their respective positions.
Bears running back Matt Forte has the 10th most votes in the entire league, although he trails Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson at the position in the NFC.
The other Bears ranked in the top five: fullback Tyler Clutts (fifth), defensive end Julius Peppers (third), outside linebacker Lance Briggs (fourth), inside linebacker Brian Urlacher (third), cornerback Charles Tillman (fifth) and special teamer Corey Graham (fourth).
The fans’ vote accounts for a third of the total, along with coaches and players.
Here are some of my thoughts:
* It’s ridiculous that the entire Packers offensive line would start in the Pro Bowl, as Chad Clifton, Bryan Bulaga, T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton and Scott Wells have more votes than any other NFC offensive linemen.
* It’s also ridiculous that Charles Tillman is fifth in the NFC among cornerbacks, behind Charles Woodson, Chris Houston, Nnamdi Asomugha and Carlos Rogers. That Asomugha has nearly twice as many votes as Tillman is absurd. Tillman has shined this season, particularly in the last two games single covering Jeremy Maclin and Calvin Johnson.
* Also seems odd that Briggs and Urlacher are ranked fourth and third respectively. Briggs is behind DeMarcus Ware, Clay Matthews and Brian Orapko while Urlacher is behind Desmond Bishop and Patrick Willis.
* And while you can’t argue against Mason Crosby and Andy Lee leading all kickers and punters in the NFC, how do neither Robbie Gould nor Adam Podlesh even crack the top five?
* Voters seem to have done well at the receiver position, though. Johnson, Greg Jennings, Steve Smith, Larry Fitzgerald and Jordy Nelson.
* At defensive end, Jared Allen has the most votes in the NFC, followed by Jason Babin, Peppers and Charles Johnson.
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